Horticultural returns of the season


Happy fall! As I enjoy the hot weather—though I wish I could stop watering my containers—I’ve been also been appreciating the interesting striations of (early?) fall color on local trees and this monstrous silver lace vane, brought to you by my next door neighbor. We could cut it, as the utility pole is on our property, but I don’t think it’s hurting anything.


Posted by on September 23, 2007 at 3:35 pm, in the category Uncategorized.
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4 responses to “Horticultural returns of the season”

  1. chuck b. says:

    “Silver lace vane”? Botanical name, please!

  2. eliz says:

    Here ya go, Chuck. Polygonum auberti. (It’s a well-known menace, so I thought I could get away with the common name.)

  3. firefly says:

    I guess I am the horticultural grinch, but I can’t wait for a good frost. I’m ready to put the garden to bed for the winter.

    I’d settle for a nice long rainy stretch, though. “Good” weather is relative, especially if it means you’re dragging a garden hose around the yard to keep seedlings from turning crispy brown.

  4. george says:

    the silver lace vine sure is pretty this time of year- you almost forget how annoying and invasive it is!