“A good neighbor is a fellow who smiles at you over the back fence, but doesn't climb over it.”
We all got ‘em.
Some we love.
Some we really don’t care for.
For whatever reason.
On one side,I have neighbors who are the best.Love gardening and learning more about gardening.The nicest and friendliest people ever.
On the other side,I have a neighbor who is the nicest person in the world.
He’d give you the shirt off his back.
Whenever you need anything,he’s the first one there to help.
But he’s kinda naïve
when it comes to gardening and invasive species.
This is the same guy who gave me this….
Pine Cone Ginger
because he didn’t like the way it looked in his yard.
He has this growing in his yard….
See how large it is in relation to the Norfolk Island Pines?
And the 50 year old Florida Oak branches,on the left?
Which he is convinced is a Jacaranda.
Sorry,but it’s an Ear Pod Tree,Elephant Ear Tree or Monkey Ear Tree.
What ever you chose to call it.
It is considered an invasive species,in Florida.
But he is convinced it is a Jacaranda.
Jacarandas wouldn’t leave this in my yard….
Multiplied by hundreds,I pick this many up.
Mowing becomes even more of a chore with these.
They certainly don’t help my hating-mowing-thing I have going on.
Not to mention the large branches that fall into the yard,after every summer rain.
But then,he hands me this,saying,”I have way too many of these.Do you want this?”
A Hidden Ginger
You betcha,I’ll take that.
back to raking up Elephant Ear Tree pods…..