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Old 11-01-2015, 06:27 PM
 
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I swear I'll never plant another bougainvillea! They grow big and have thorns that are over 1/2 inch long and go through the bottom of my garden crocs. Whenever I have to cut them back, I look like I've been attacked by feral cats. My arms, my neck. I have scars on my legs from deep scratches. The colors are beautiful, but never again in my yard.
I'm about to plant one....

Its going to be trained over the fence though for security purposes.

I had one at my last house too.

I love em! You gotta cut em back and train em upwards, I actually saw a standard today where it was like a tree with a long bare trunk. Gorgeous.
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Old 11-02-2015, 08:48 AM
 
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I swear I'll never plant another bougainvillea! They grow big and have thorns that are over 1/2 inch long and go through the bottom of my garden crocs. Whenever I have to cut them back, I look like I've been attacked by feral cats. My arms, my neck. I have scars on my legs from deep scratches. The colors are beautiful, but never again in my yard.
Eeek! I always admire bougainvillea and think maybe I should plant one. Maybe not.
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Old 11-03-2015, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Morrisville, NC
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When I was young and dumb I planted spearmint. Old and regretful now.
My wife and I planted a little bit of mint in one of our raised beds a few years ago.

We certainly never need to worry about buying it again. Comes back year after year and spreads. Luckily it's not too terrible to remove, but it is a constant thing from spring to late summer.

Luckily, we like Mohitos and so do some neighbors.
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Old 11-03-2015, 09:41 AM
 
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Mint. I think it's second to kudzu for takeover plant of the century.
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Old 11-03-2015, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Sandpoint, Idaho
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I planted a kiwi after being told it was a pollinator.

I regret adding sod.

I planted a vegetable garden on my wife's insistence only to have her lose interest. It was replaced with raspberries and grapes.

I planted strawberries, 80% are consumed by slugs.

S.
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Old 11-03-2015, 05:29 PM
 
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Mint. I think it's second to kudzu for takeover plant of the century.
I love mint (a) because it smells great, and (b) because when it flowers those purple spiky flowers, it attracts lots of bees and some very cool iridescent blue insects. But oh boy, you have to be ruthless about pulling it out when it grows where you don't want it.
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Old 11-07-2015, 03:20 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I second bougainvillea. They look so pretty but another pest type of plant. The thorns are very bad.
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Old 11-08-2015, 09:26 AM
 
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Please don't forget "Oleander" These things never get tired of growing, one has to dig up the roots or it will grow right back again.

there is some other kind of plant, that seem to have running vine, it has something looks like beans that grow on it, talking about a true menace, this thing is outrageous, it weaves itself through the fence and there seems to be no end to how it will spread.
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Old 11-08-2015, 12:47 PM
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Location: Coastal Georgia
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I don't really regret it, but I think I will move the Rosemary bush out of my vegetable garden to another spot. It has gotten so big that it takes up too much room.
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Old 11-08-2015, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Any pretty little flowers that take a lot of care...now I stick to Marigolds and Zinnias which work well
in my area...south of Denver Colorado.
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