Thursday, June 9, 2011

Another day of no sewing......

When I was leaving Morris, IL around 1:30 yesterday the thermometer said 98 degrees.  That is a good reason to take this photo from inside the house when I got home.  I wasn't sure if the camera would focus on the bunny since I was looking through the leaves of a bush.  I haven't sewn anything since Sunday night except a few feet of the hand stitching on a binding.  Today I will sew!!

I was sad to hear from the commenters yesterday that it is almost impossible to get rid of that "pretty" plant I showed yesterday.  I was hoping someone would have a fix for me.  Roundup just makes a few holes in the leaves but doesn't kill it.

15 comments:

Impera_Magna said...

What a neat photo of the wild bunny... I have them here too and love seeing them. One was even so brazen as to hop up on my deck and into the flower pot where I had cilantro growing! Can you believe it?

Hot weather is a great time to stay indoors and sew...

Jackie said...

Such a sweet bunny and a great photo too. So sorry to hear that you can't get rid of the plant. I guess it will take a lot of maintenance.

DevonMaid said...

We have the same plant in the front garden - it's a bully! Try cutting it off and pouring Roundup actually into the stems so that it reaches the roots.

HollyM said...

We have similar types of plants here and I've never completely gotten rid of it. I just keep pulling it out. If you have a large area where you can remove all the plants, a layer of corrugated cardboard will stop it but there will always be shoots to go somewhere.
I laid cardboard carefully around my other plants and mulched and it cuts down but doesn't completely get rid of it.
Short of that you'd have to re do completely.

Stray Stitches said...

I can't believe how hot it has been for you. We are finally starting to heat up here so maybe that will mean a cool down for you.

Ruth Anne Olson said...

We've got your heat now, I hope it's better for you today. I, too, have plants that want to take over. It's a constant struggle.

The Pentecost banner is beautiful!

karenfae said...

what you might need is something that will kill poison ivy - Round Up isn't strong enough. When I have to get in the brush area to get rid of poison ivy I get a spray killer that is specifically for that - it should kill your vine too I would think as I get it to kill trees, wild raspberry bushes, ivy, ect. I can't remember the name of it but sold in the same area of home stores that round up is in. Look for a Brush Killer.
I have had two days of little sewing too and need to get back to it today.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

lesliemy said...

Houttunia is now considered an invasive species in our area. As a Master Gardener the advice we give is never let a plant you are trying to get rid of see the light, so cut them off at almost ground level and using rubber gloves dip a sponge into Extended Roundup and wipe it on the remaining stem. When they make leaves that see the light they feed the root so keep doing this for as long as you need to. We have gotten rid of Virginia Creeper and Service Berry and Southern Briar plus Obedient plant this way.
Leslie

Ruthlynn said...

Please DO NOT USE ROUNDUP. It never breaks down and it causes birth defects in animals and humans.
Boil a pot of water and pour it on the unwanted plant (avoid your feet) instead of using chemical. Here is the link to RoundUp
http://foodfreedom.wordpress.com/2011/06/08/regulators-knew-roundup-causes-birth-defects-lied-to-public/

Anonymous said...

It took many years, but I was able to get rid of that plant. I just kept pulling it up. Roundup had little effect. -Annette

Muddling Through said...

Wanda, I got this from Mary Hunt's email:
Garden Magic. Here's a recipe for weed killer that has the power of RoundUp for a fraction of the price. Mix two cups ordinary table salt into one gallon of white vinegar that has five percent acidity. Add eight drops liquid dishwashing soap. Label and keep out of reach of children. This is not toxic, but it will kill any and all vegetation, even the good stuff, so be careful where you spray it. Another caution: Spraying this multiple times in the same area will sterilize the soil so that nothing will grow there for a long time. It is ideal for killing weeds that grow between cracks in your sidewalk and other areas where you don't want vegetation.

It worked well on grass/weeds in the driveway cracks, but it did better just pouring it where I wanted it.

LC said...

This plant is Houttuynia cordata (Chameleon Houttuynia)-- I had one in a pot. It died when I let the soil dry out. Some of the tips above may be worth a try. I didn't find a "cure" on the Internet, but didn't look really hard.

Lynn said...

Sweet photo captured bunny beautifully.

Pat said...

Fortunately I don't have that plant in my yard but I do have a wild plant that looks like "Wandering Jew". It is viney and I have pulled it out every year but since I plant seeds in that area I don't want to use Round-up. It is kind of pretty and gets blue flowers on it but it keeps wandering farther and farther. I have no idea where it came from except was brought in when plants were planted in the front. How bout our storms this morning??? All the streets were flooded when I went out today. My creek was overflowing and looked like rapids.

Cathi said...

That's a fabulous photo of the bunny -- perfectly framed by the greenery!
It has cooled down a lot here as well. Fabulous cool breeze tonight.