I've been spending A LOT of time the past few years trying to eradicate invasive and obnoxious weeds from my property. To the point where I sometimes think my friends get sick and tired of hearing my whine and moan about all the poison ivy, oriental bittersweet, multiflora rose and purple loosestrife on the property. While I was out taking my weekly garden photos today, I decided I might as well document some of the weeds I've been dealing with.
Here is what is left of one oriental bittersweet - my husband actually cut this "stem" up for firewood!
And here is some of the poison ivy roots we are dealing with. We have roots climbing up all the pine trees - At last count we have 55-60 white pines lining the property - though fortuneately not all the roots are this thick!