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Son of a October 22, 2011

Posted by daveintexas in Gardening, History, Man Laws, Nature Shit, Personal Experiences, Philosophy, Science, Sidebar Flag Bullshit, Stupid shit, Technology, Terrorist Hemorrhoids, WTF?.
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The weird freeze we had last winter, and the brutal summer that followed for 22 months have taken a toll on things around here.  This afternoon the man-killer keeled over and said “fuckit”.

I planted this bastard and bled for it, 4 years ago.

But it was a bad choice here, these things get enormous once they taste the blood of a human, so I replaced it with something that has broad leaves, gets 5 feet high, has yellow blooms in the summer and purple ones in the winter.

Dragging this bitch to the street was fun.  Also it bled me again.

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1. harrison - October 22, 2011

I knew you’d kill it sooner or later.

2. lauraw - October 22, 2011

All it did was fall over, and you ripped it out? But the fronds are still green. You could totally have salvaged that and replanted it after a good long soak in a wheelbarrow full of compost water…

*hears ghostly wails of all the plants I have deliberately offed*

That was the wind. Ignore that.

3. Retired Geezer - October 22, 2011

Dude, you could have made some Cordage out of those fan palm leaves, just like the barefoot guy on “Dual Survival”.

Me and Mrs. Geezer like that show.

4. lauraw - October 22, 2011

and also,

*TACKLEHUG*

5. geoff - October 22, 2011

You could totally have salvaged that and replanted it after a good long soak in a wheelbarrow full of compost water…

I, for one, wouldn’t soak in compost water no matter how salvageable the plant was.

6. TXMarko - October 23, 2011

Good call.

Looks like it was trying to obscure your fence art, to boot..

7. lauraw - October 23, 2011

*wipes hand down face, mumbling something*

But it gives vigor to your rootlets, Geoff.

8. daveintexas - October 23, 2011

Nah, it was as good a time as any to replace it. Those buggers get too damned big. I don’t know why that idiot landscape guy recommended a fan palm in a retaining wall. I had to hack the one near the house down last year.

9. Teresa in Fort Worth, TX - October 23, 2011

…these things get enormous once they taste the blood of a human…

10. Lipstick - October 23, 2011

Ha ha, somebody ruined the drums at OWS. Stabbed them.

The constant drumming must have finally pissed off the right people. Good.

11. kevl - October 24, 2011

*wonders how Dave will make “compost water”*

I’m bout to yank about a dozen day lilies and iris. I’ll move them around a little, not kill them. Yet.

Is it just me, or is Hilary’s hairstyle just not working? Yeesh.

12. Retired Geezer - October 24, 2011

Isn’t that why the word ‘Frumpy’ was coined?

Teresa in Fort Worth, TX - October 24, 2011

I don’t think you CAN kill day lilies or irises…. 😛

13. Retired Geezer - October 24, 2011

… or Mint.

Since moving to the Spud State, I have become aware of a LOT more weeds invasive than we had in Nevada.

We have all these at Camp Geezer: Kochia, Button Weed, Tobacco plant, Canadian Thistle, goat heads, cockle burrs, tumbleweeds, spurge?, Blue Mustard, Milkweed, Cheat Grass, Foxtail, White Top and something that looks like Lamb’s Ear…

I hate the cheat grass and foxtails the most because they get in the dog’s fur and burrow in, guaranteeing a Vet Visit, if you don’t catch it in time.

Don’t get me started about the fricking Gophers.

14. Dave in Texas - October 24, 2011

>> I don’t think you CAN kill day lilies

bet me

15. Teresa in Fort Worth, TX - October 24, 2011

SRSLY, Dave? I’ve got the brownest thumb imaginable, and I can’t kill those things….

(It’s why I plant ’em)

16. Gromulin - October 25, 2011

When the end times come, all that will be left is Mint, Catnip and Morning Glory. You can’t kill that shit with a flamethrower. I swear that Morning Glory vines think Round-up is a fertilizer.

17. Retired Geezer - October 25, 2011

Morning Glory!
I think that is known in the Spud State as ‘Field Bindweed’.
I hate that stuff too.

18. osoloco - October 25, 2011

I hate goat heads. My poor dogs have to be carried into the park because they remember every place they have ever stepped on a goat head.

19. Cathy - October 26, 2011

Dragging this bitch to the street was fun. Also it bled me again.

Methinks there is more to this… not gonna go there.


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