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Old 10-11-2015, 08:10 AM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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It came with this house when I moved in 5 years ago. My son had put up a lattice barrier to keep the dog out from under the deck and addition on the back of the house. So the vine comes up through the deck. It's a mess. I gotta take that barrier down, no easy chore. There will still be plenty of vine to attract the hummingbirds.
I actually have two that I planted, one yellow, and one orange. I hate like heck to get rid of them, for as you say, "the hummers", and during the winter they are full of little finches, wrens, chickadee's, and nuthatches who fly back and forth to the feeders nearby.
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Old 10-11-2015, 08:15 AM
 
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I actually have two that I planted, one yellow, and one orange. I hate like heck to get rid of them, for as you say, "the hummers", and during the winter they are full of little finches, wrens, chickadee's, and nuthatches who fly back and forth to the feeders nearby.
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A long time ago, I was all ready to buy some trumpet vine from a mail order catalog. I loved seeing the bright orange flowers at a house I passed on my daily walk. Then I read about people experiencing TVR (Trumpet Vine Regret) because the darn things were out of control. I decided not to plant any. Whew. I think I dodged a viney bullet there.
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Old 10-11-2015, 08:17 AM
 
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When I was young and dumb I planted spearmint. Old and regretful now.
I planted spearmint in its own little corner of the yard, far from any of my gardens. The soil is terrible there. I never water it. The spearmint keeps growing, regardless. But fortunately, it hasn't become invasive. I do love the scent of the leaves, and the purple spiked flowers attract a lot of insects. I hear you, though. Spearmint could easily take over the world.
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Old 10-11-2015, 08:18 AM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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A long time ago, I was all ready to buy some trumpet vine from a mail order catalog. I loved seeing the bright orange flowers at a house I passed on my daily walk. Then I read about people experiencing TVR (Trumpet Vine Regret) because the darn things were out of control. I decided not to plant any. Whew. I think I dodged a viney bullet there.
If it is planted as a stand alone with no nearby flower beds, and just lawn surrounding it, it can be kept in check. Anywhere else! Get out the flame thrower. ;-)
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Old 10-11-2015, 08:18 AM
 
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Bee balm ugh

Someone previous to me planted lily of the valley which has taken over all around our house. i love it, evergreen, makes flowers and I never have to mow it. I like the manner in which it spreads- like an encroaching army rather than sporadic colonists popping up 20' away from the clump. It has done me a tremendous favor.
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Old 10-11-2015, 08:22 AM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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Ah crap, I planted Bee Balm last year! Get out the shovel..............):
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Old 10-11-2015, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Midvale, Idaho
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Idaho: Oh, the beautiful Hollyhocks! I have a feeling that I may have 834 billion pink ones next year.
I wonder if the colors change with cross pollination? I have some very dark reds and an almost black, of course pinks from light to dark and purple and white. NYC do your pink need friends?? HA

I am expanding the hollyhock bed across the lawn backing up to neighbor. I need a barrier between us and her ranch of thistles and awful weeds. Reminds me I need to get the rust moved over there as decor before the aspens grow up so much I can not get the old plow out from between them.

My plan on the hollyhocks on the bank is next year cut them down before they set seed. I am sure they will continue to come back for a few years because they bloom on last years plants. Then that pant dies. It will be hard to cut down a flowering plant but I think this is the only way to start to gain control. the same with the dames rocket. I can let it bloom but cut it quickly. Also the Larkspur. I will get a handle on those plants.
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Old 10-11-2015, 09:08 AM
 
Location: near bears but at least no snakes
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Rugosa Rose was fine where I used to live.

Planted one here in sandy beach soil and within three years it was a thorny monster.
Worse, thorny babies keep popping up in the lawn nearby. They're hard to dig out and make sure you don't go walking barefoot in the yard.
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Old 10-11-2015, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Rhode Island
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wisteria…. will not die!!!!
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Old 10-11-2015, 10:08 AM
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Location: Coastal Georgia
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At my old house I planted anemone, and I had to move to get away from it. It is lovely in the fall garden when other flowers are spent, but the stuff spreads underground, and it's impossible to get rid of. I also would never plant houttania again. It is a very pretty ground cover, but it spreads too much and it has a stinky smell when you pull it up.

At this house, we planted 2 bottle brush bushes in front of our garage. Little did I know they grow into huge trees. They are getting ripped out today, and hopefully I can transplant one of them to an appropriate spot.
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