Friday, February 26, 2021

Invasive Beauty of Pothos

 


Above is our neighbors back yard, I took this over the fence. No one has been in that yard for 15 plus years. It has gone to Sub Tropic Jungle. Every tree is covered with 2 types of Pothos, the building is a shed with no access and to its right there is a house but we can no longer see it.
The photo below are the vines on OUR side of the fence. they must be hacked and pulled at least once a month. Bob has always kept them out of our yard.
His knees are bad and he can't keep up and refuses to hire someone. 
they come under the fence, over the fence, through the fence and spread along the ground


Nature gone Wild! There milk is poisonous to the skin. and Yes, these are the ones you hang in your homes and sit on your table, and in fact I have one that hangs in my kitchen. I have to trim it once a month but it is contained in a pot.


the longer they grow, the older they get, the bigger the leaves grow... Its a jungle out there





Need I ask if this fits on Nature Friday?????





25 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

They need to somehow take care of their yard!!

Tigger said...

In uk we had 6 adjoining properties - one was overrun with ivy and one with blackberries (prickly scrambling brambles). Both invaded our garden but never like that. You must feel under seige at times.

Ella said...

Maybe a gardener will help to clean up ...

easyweimaraner said...

like mr. monk said.. it's a jungle out there...

DeniseinVA said...

I would say this fits on nature gone wild! The birds and other critters must love that garden, neighbors not so much?

Ann said...

It's too bad there isn't someone you could call. They should have to take care of that especially since it's growing into your yard.

Hootin' Anni said...

If something like this is in our city people can report it to the city...they come out & post a warning sign...giving the owner (if there is an owner) 30 days to clean it up ... If not, the city does the work & charges the owner. Somebody has to have a deed to the property, right? In Corpus, they consider an unkempt yard a health hazard.

eileeninmd said...

Wow, it is a jungle. It is a shame the people do not take care of their yard and plants.
It creates so much extra work for Bob. Take care, enjoy your day!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
O.M.G.... It is true here also that the council can be called and measures taken against the unkempt. It takes into account any possible trauma of the owner/s which may have resulted in the mess. If it is considered purely negligence, then the full force is laid upon them. This is not about having a 'nature garden' or simply frilly edges, such as I would like - that's full-on we don't/can't care.

Bob - you need to call in the help, mate!!! YAM xx

Martha said...

At least the Pothos are pretty plants but I agree with others. Call to report it, the city will make them clean it up. Can you maybe spray Round Up to kill off the ones that have invaded your property?

Mevely317 said...

I was going to say, better than the kudzu -- but from the looks of that yard. Yikes! I'd be really suspect of snakes. Please let us know if y'all decide to call the City and what they say.

My Mind's Eye said...

I bet your next door neighbor's yard is a haven for critters of all species
Hugs Cecilia

Ruth Hiebert said...

Oh my! I think some of that wild growth is pretty, but in your warm climate, I am sure it can become a real problem.

photowannabe said...

Nature at it's "finest".
Wow, that stuff is sure invasive.
Too bad the neighbors don't keep up their side more so you wouldn't have to work so hard.
I'm sorry Bob's knees are so bad that things he used to do are so difficult now.
He really is quite stubborn when it comes to being helped. Hard to have patience isn't it?
Sue

Rose said...

I am not sure what I would do. Part of me likes it, but I know it would definitely have its disadvantages.

CheerfulMonk said...

What a mess! Please let us know if you can get some help from the city, and I’m sorry Bob is so stubborn. 🙁

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

Nature gone wild!! We sure hope you can get your side done...I can't even imagine what hard work it must be to keep under control!

Linda said...

That theme song from Monk is running in my brain now!

Sandy said...

WOW! Why do not take care of their yard? Do you have regulations in your neighborhood? We do, if people don't mow and it reaches a certain height, the city will come and mow it and then bill you for it. So it helps things from getting too bad. Would hate to have to see that all the time. And your poor hubby. That's hard work, I know; cause I do the bulk of yard work here. With each passing year I try to think of ways to minimize all the landscaping. I've not been successful so far though. Hope you're staying well and safe from this Covid and are able to get your shots soon, if you've not already been successful at doing so.
Sandy's Space

Grandma C said...

Nature Gone Wild and It's A Jungle Out There like two good books or movie titles. lol
Soon you will have your own tropical rain forest and they will tell you that your not allowed to cut it down. Just kidding. lol

Breathtaking said...

Hello Sandra, I thought my garden was overgrown, but this one does looks like a jungle. I'm guessing that your neighbours are too old and frail to take care of it, but you have got to say something to them. On the other hand, if you haven't seen anyone in the jungle for 15 years, the property is probably vacant, so call the City Council, and they will deal with it, and save Bobs knees.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

HA - that sounds exactly like the yard we just posted about on Beau's blog. We keep trying to trim the weeds back from our side of the yard, and now the dead tree's branches are hanging in ours. Mom says we are going get the rest of our trees trimmed and shaped soon, and we have the right to cut back anything that hangs over our yard. Neighbors won't be happy:(

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Sounds like most of the previous commenters agree on what I would also have suggested, to see if the homeowners of that yard can be made to clean up that invasive plant. It reminds me of kudzu which runs rampant in many states.

My Tata's Cottage said...

Yikes! I am not a narc by any means but Lord that is ridiculous. We have renters next door to us. THe 50 plus year old tree in the front yard was going to harm someone when it fell. The owner is in an assisted living (he is the one who planted 1000's of trees 50 plus years ago!!!!!) But he has a real estate office handle the rental and they make the renters keep up and the owner pays for tree removal etc. I am shocked no one cares but yet someone has to own the property and pay taxes on it. Good luck. They need some serious help. I hope you can reach someone who can help that the owner to clean that mess up!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That is one crazy yard. We don't have any pothos outside but I do have a few plants inside. I like your sections outside.