Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Poison Ivy ineffectively hides among the pachysandra

Every year I think that I have gotten the last of the poison ivy (toxicodendron radicans, or Rhus toxicodenron) out of the garden beds and then some more appears. These vines were ineffectively hiding among the pachysandra and were clearly visible and removed doggy doo style with gloves and a plastic bag and right into the trash. I always act excessively paranoid around the stuff because I hate getting it.

Although I am sure there is still more down there, I have won another round.

1 comment:

Paul Smith Jr. said...

It took me years to clear out all of the ivy from my backyard. It still occasionally pops up now and then, but I think it's seeds being carried in at this point as opposed to remnants.