These plants are plain venomous seduction. Beautiful vines with multicolored berries in shades of blue, turquoise, purple and maroon. Curly tendrils. And they take over like the small pox epidemic. I love and hate them.
I pulled some out of the bushes and draped them across the porch – aren’t they beautiful?
And here – they’re taking over every spare spot – aren’t they horrible? I cull them from my garden all year long.
Turns out – my main squeeze sprayed a nasty herbicide on the usurpers in the neighboring bushes, those same bushes from which I artfully pulled and draped the vines on the front porch. If I start to turn grey and wither – you’ll know why.
They’re so pretty! Where were these guys a year ago when we were scouring for blue flora to scavenge?! (North Carolina, apparently)
did you read that bit about why they are also the devil? I mean Serious Takers Over. They will continue to be usurpers here in NC – keep your Oregon free!!!