We purposefully set out to destroy a plant in our yard this last week. We don't know what it is, but it's wicked spiky and it is trying to kill the rhododendron.
You can't see it in this picture - but it's totally beating the crap out of the rhododendron!!
The spiky plant had to be brought low. And it was, with help from some garden sheers. But it will be back, oh yes, it will be back. I fully expect it to become my nemesis.
There was a plant just like it back in my parents front yard. Both myself and my sister have tried to kill it. One time I completely chopped it up, dug down, and poured paint on its evil tap root, all in an effort to poison it completely. Water-based paint being the most dangerous thing I could get my hands on at the age of 12. My parents were careful people who were obviously two steps ahead of their possibly dangerous children.
Anyway, the plant wouldn't die and now that my dad has landscaped the yard to the point where we can't get at the Satan Plant, it is happily thriving.
But back to the garden I have now, not random patches of scrubby grass I have had in my past. The New Satan Plant will continued to be attacked, the rhododendron will be nurtured and I have learned the great secret of gardening.
***SOMETIMES YOU PULL OUT THE WRONG PLANTS***
I would now like to tell you about the lavender plant that I have. It's not a rosemary bush like I thought. But I am happy to report that I think it will survive and I'm glad I almost killed it discovered it was a lavender bush before I tried to cook with bits of it. I'll make sure to say nice things to it whenever I pass by.