About a month ago I shared a photo of my rus­tic mimosa tree trel­lis for the cucum­bers. I fash­ioned the trel­lis from the trunks of mimosas from a few of the trees he had chopped down a cou­ple of weeks before. I was hop­ing they would look just rus­tic once they were cov­ered with the cucum­ber vines. I didn’t expect them to grow!

Unfor­tu­nately, they are. They are sprout­ing every­where. They’re sunk about two feet into the soil and now cov­ered with cucum­ber vines, so I’m not inclined to hoist them up mid-summer. But pulling them up is def­i­nitely on the to-do list for fall cleanup.

Trust me. Although mimosas are rather pretty trees with charm­ing fan-shaped pink flow­ers, they are extremely inva­sive. We have a grove of them—and many more volunteers—to prove it.

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10 Responses to “Everything’s Growing in the Garden”

  1. Kylee from Our Little Acre Says:

    OMG, that is too funny! How are your Cypress Vines doing? I didn’t plant any this year, but they’re com­ing up all over the place! LOL
    .-= Kylee from Our Lit­tle Acre´s last blog ..Throw a Gar­den Party! =-.

  2. cityslipper (small kitchen garden) Says:

    How can you not love plants? Last year I used green apple twigs as stakes and mark­ers in my gar­den. I delib­er­ately set them tree-side-down out of curios­ity: would they grow? Sev­eral sprouted leaves and looked healthy through the grow­ing sea­son, but none sur­vived the win­ter.
    .-= citys­lip­per (small kitchen garden)´s last blog ..Kill Peaches in Your Small Kitchen Gar­den =-.

  3. Dee @ Red Dirt Ramblings Says:

    Robin, that should be won­der­ful as a trellis.~~Dee

  4. Mr. McGregor's Daughter Says:

    I won­der if coat­ing the limbs in var­nish would be enough to stop them sprout­ing? It’s always the weeds that are so resilient.
    .-= Mr. McGregor’s Daughter´s last blog ..My Best Shot =-.

  5. Carrie Says:

    Robin how do your orange lilies stay so neat look­ing? Mine are beau­ti­ful but raggedy!
    .-= Carrie´s last blog ..Pic­tures from the Longest Day of the Year! =-.

  6. Gardener on Sherlock Street Says:

    I had no idea mimosa limbs would do that. A unique trel­lis for sure.
    .-= Gar­dener on Sher­lock Street´s last blog ..Onions On The Patio =-.

  7. meemsnyc Says:

    Wow, can’t believe they sprouted leaves!
    .-= meemsnyc´s last blog ..Lit­tle sur­prise! =-.

  8. Layanee Says:

    An inter­est­ing devel­op­ment. The unex­pected is intriguing.


    Might I sug­gest you keep the gar­den mimosas to the alco­holic vari­ety?
    .-= MAYBELLINE´s last blog ..Oh Boy! Boy­sen­berry =-.

  10. Lisa Says:

    That’s sim­ply amaz­ing, I hope you’ll get a chance to post a fol­low up pic at the end of the sea­son. I bet the cucum­bers are going to be confused ;)