Here’s what we arrived to on Thursday night:
The wisteria in the front of our house is attempting to take over. And, it is winning.
It’s important to note that we trimmed this bad boy back BIG time about three weeks ago. Filled a huge trash bin with branches. I wonder if it’s like that old wive’s tale about shaving your legs – shave one hair and three grow back in it’s place? Except this tale is for real, y’all.
For more evidence of the destructive persona of the horticultural freakazoid, check out Decorno’s somewhat-hysterical post (I say “somewhat”…because it’s not that funny to me anymore) on the wild weed. At the time I first read the wisteria post, ours was just starting to get little, happy leaves on its barren winter branches. And since this is our first year in the house, I had no reason to believe our harmless green friend would be anything like the unruly monsters described so vividly by others.
We hacked it back again this weekend so we’ll see what happens. (I guess it will be our new weekend routine for the next several months.) It does provide a nice natural shade, and we’ve actually had folks walk by and compliment it. Knock on wood, we don’t have the wasp or rat infestations that Decorno’s commentators have experienced (yup; you read correctly: wasps AND rats). But I think we might have to start pouring a third margarita for our uninvited guest.