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Old 08-29-2022, 07:52 PM
 
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Trumpet vine! Everytime I turn my back to it it is popping up somewhere else in the yard. It is literately growing through a dime size space between my deck boards. Nothing like having a vine growing up your leg while trying to enjoy a family bbq. And the more you trim it to keep it in check the more shoots pop up somewhere else. All my other mistakes are easily dug out, but not this monster!
Trumpet vine is the worst! Monster is right!

It's like a real horror movie ....can't get rid of it ...keeps popping up all over the place,
even in the middle of my lawn.

Not nearly as bad but not good is Rose of Sharon....very messy....
it flowers a lot and it looks good but tons of dead flowers to pick uo
and "suckers" to remove.

In my previous house it was english ivy and and cotoneaster...that stuff spreads
and mice loved to hide in it ......people who bought my house removed all of it.

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Old 08-30-2022, 10:31 AM
 
Location: deafened by howls of 'racism!!!'
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Yes, they get out of hand very quickly. I got few plants from my mom's garden one year. They took over my entire flower bed the next year! They develop hundreds of new shoots from tubers and many hundreds more from seeds.

I tried my best to dig out all the tubers but new shoots can come out from teeny tiny strands of tubers. It took me 5-6 years to eradicate them.
wow. good to know

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Trumpet vine is the worst! Monster is right!

It's like a real horror movie ....can't get rid of it ...keeps popping up all over the place,
even in the middle of my lawn.
my poor mom tried for years to get trumpet vines to grow in new mexico. they just wouldn't take.
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Old 08-30-2022, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Over yonder a piece
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When we bought our current house in 2006, the previous owners had english ivy in the beds in the front of the house. A couple years later we cut it all out and threw the pieces in a pile in the backyard waiting for the day we could take it to the dump once we were done with our DIY landscaping projects. Well, it took root almost immediately and here we are 14 years later, and 1/3 of our backyard is covered in english ivy and it's a CONSTANT battle for it not to take over the entire yard. We have had the entire area cleared out over the years and it always comes back. I hate it.
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Old 08-30-2022, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Dessert
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I regret planting half a dozen fruit trees in my front yard. I looked forward to having my own fruit, but six months later, we sold the house and moved out of state.
When we drove by a few years later, the trees were all gone.
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Old 08-30-2022, 12:16 PM
 
Location: The High Desert
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Russian Sage -- the devil's own plant. After that is cilantro.
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Old 08-30-2022, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
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Russian Sage -- the devil's own plant. After that is cilantro.
Why not cilantro?

I had some nice huge mint plants on my balcony one summer. Then they flowered, and they were covered in bottle flies that kept getting inside.

They're fine in a window sill pot, but they're tricky outdoors.

I remember a rose bush that my parents regretted planting. It sent runners all over the place, long ones. Awful to dig up later on when they decided to get rid of it.
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Old 08-30-2022, 10:23 PM
 
Location: near bears but at least no snakes
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Yarrow. any color.
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Old 09-02-2022, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Russian Sage -- the devil's own plant. After that is cilantro.
I never had a problem with it taking over.
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Old 09-07-2022, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Almost every tree I’ve planted next to the driveway has failed to thrive. A row of wax myrtles got old and died off. In their place I’ve tried a redbud, 2 dogwoods, a cedar, and now a flowering cherry.

I regret I wasted so much time trying to avoid the ubiquitous crape myrtle. The crape myrtle is doing great and I’m taking out the cherry and planting another one.
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Old 09-26-2022, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Wild Wild West
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Well this is an interesting thread, brought up a few chuckles and giggles based upon years of experience and regrets of those younger and dumber days which seem like just days ago.

We have had so many over 100 degree days that I even regret listening to those so called gardening experts (you know who you are) that suggested reliable "heat and sun tolerant" plants, all of which I planted and which subsequently sent up the white flag despite my exuberant watering! I gave up end of August, took out the fried plants and inserted artificial flowers in the ground as revenge.
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