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2022-11-25 8:27:45 PM  
Don't worry, Subby, your mom can supply everything that state needs in that department.
 
2022-11-26 12:22:52 AM  
Good, now let's do this everywhere.
 
2022-11-26 12:23:43 AM  
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2022-11-26 12:24:57 AM  
I dunno.  I had one once, it was lovely.

My problem with them isn't that they take over - mine was easy enough to kill, it was a single root system and never spawned a new bush - iat's the fact that you have to constantly trim them or they grow to the size of a school bus.  And not the short bus, either.

An invasive species that you can only get at the local greenhouse doesn't seem like much of an issue.
 
2022-11-26 12:29:19 AM  
Humans are the alpha invasive species.
 
2022-11-26 12:30:30 AM  
They're banning penicillin?
 
2022-11-26 12:32:08 AM  

Unsung_Hero: I dunno.  I had one once, it was lovely.

My problem with them isn't that they take over - mine was easy enough to kill, it was a single root system and never spawned a new bush - iat's the fact that you have to constantly trim them or they grow to the size of a school bus.  And not the short bus, either.

An invasive species that you can only get at the local greenhouse doesn't seem like much of an issue.


Birds eat the berries and spread it.
 
2022-11-26 12:32:43 AM  
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2022-11-26 12:37:19 AM  
The Three Amigos - The Singing Bush & The Invisible Swordsman [HD] [1080p]
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2022-11-26 12:38:43 AM  

RogermcAllen: Unsung_Hero: I dunno.  I had one once, it was lovely.

My problem with them isn't that they take over - mine was easy enough to kill, it was a single root system and never spawned a new bush - iat's the fact that you have to constantly trim them or they grow to the size of a school bus.  And not the short bus, either.

An invasive species that you can only get at the local greenhouse doesn't seem like much of an issue.

Birds eat the berries and spread it.


Ultimately I'll take the word of the experts... but we get Purple Loosestrife everywhere and the government keeps telling us it's bad and to kill it on sight (or at least stop taking it home for our 'natural' gardens), and grass that isn't cared for will be rapidly replaced by Taraxacum, but I've yet to see Euonymus Alatus anywhere but deliberately planted.
 
2022-11-26 12:40:19 AM  
Nurseries and other garden shops should ban these invasive plants nation-wide. There are native versions which are perfectly suitable, such as Euonymus atropurpureus,whose habitat is Pennsylvania and Ohio and a few other nearby states.
 
2022-11-26 12:43:57 AM  
Good. Non-native plants and especially invasive ones should be prohibited en mass. Enough with the all-American "lawn culture" of resource intensive farkwaddery that harms regional habitats and drains our depleting water supply all in the name of making front yards look like the centerfold from "white douche bag gardens"
 
2022-11-26 1:21:29 AM  

Unsung_Hero: I dunno.  I had one once, it was lovely.

My problem with them isn't that they take over - mine was easy enough to kill, it was a single root system and never spawned a new bush - iat's the fact that you have to constantly trim them or they grow to the size of a school bus.  And not the short bus, either.

An invasive species that you can only get at the local greenhouse doesn't seem like much of an issue.


Yeah they're only in greenhouses until they're not.

Plant native species. There's no reason to plant others besides some stupid European notion of needing to have a certain plant from across the globe in your yard.

shiat is dumb.
 
2022-11-26 1:32:57 AM  

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i'm sorry while i enjoy each of those talents immensely, that was one of the worst films ever.
 
2022-11-26 1:38:16 AM  

Unsung_Hero: RogermcAllen: Unsung_Hero: I dunno.  I had one once, it was lovely.

My problem with them isn't that they take over - mine was easy enough to kill, it was a single root system and never spawned a new bush - iat's the fact that you have to constantly trim them or they grow to the size of a school bus.  And not the short bus, either.

An invasive species that you can only get at the local greenhouse doesn't seem like much of an issue.

Birds eat the berries and spread it.

Ultimately I'll take the word of the experts... but we get Purple Loosestrife everywhere and the government keeps telling us it's bad and to kill it on sight (or at least stop taking it home for our 'natural' gardens), and grass that isn't cared for will be rapidly replaced by Taraxacum, but I've yet to see Euonymus Alatus anywhere but deliberately planted.


Are you guys talking about plants? I read that completely wrong.
 
2022-11-26 1:55:24 AM  
Still totally legal in some parts of Nevada. And not legal, but still readily available, in the rest of Nevada.
 
2022-11-26 1:56:26 AM  
Isn't there an ointment to take care of that?
 
2022-11-26 2:01:46 AM  
Paris and Brandon trash lindsay
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2022-11-26 2:10:15 AM  
Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Committee

That's a great committee name, though.
 
2022-11-26 2:16:21 AM  

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I'd help spread it.
 
2022-11-26 2:55:47 AM  

The Exit Stencilist: Good. Non-native plants and especially invasive ones should be prohibited en mass.


Wow racist much?
 
2022-11-26 3:05:10 AM  
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Don't tread on me you Keystone Kops
 
2022-11-26 3:17:12 AM  
I thought "burning bush" was something you caught at bible camp.
 
2022-11-26 3:28:18 AM  

Floki: Nurseries and other garden shops should ban these invasive plants nation-wide. There are native versions which are perfectly suitable, such as Euonymus atropurpureus,whose habitat is Pennsylvania and Ohio and a few other nearby states.


The you have native black metal musicians that haven't been murdered by Vark Vikernes?  Lucky.
 
2022-11-26 3:53:53 AM  

RogermcAllen: Good, now let's do this everywhere.


Little late for that.  There isn't a place that isn't infested with plants that shouldn't be there and that  replaced something else.  The west is never going to be the same again.  And when you go to the towns, what do you see?  All kinds of wacko non-native trees and plants. Maples.  In the mountains.  We don't have farking maples around here.  Maybe 1000 miles away.  But they're so pretty, and turn red in the fall too, unlike those pine trees!

I saw a tree  in Boise that I haven't seen since I left Georgia.  then I remembered that I was in bizarroland, not in  an actual "habitat."  It's like seeing a python in the woods or something.  Just  not right.
 
2022-11-26 5:57:26 AM  
Every new species that enters the landscape adapts and changes the previous ecoscape into new habitats and ecoscapes. Change is what it's all about.
 
2022-11-26 6:00:08 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Committee

That's a great committee name, though.


"Noxious Weed Committee" would be a pretty good band name. Maybe a Jethro Tull/Cheech and Chong mashup.

/Because, you know, Jethro Tull
//I pointed out Jethro Tull's name in our high school history books to the stoners in the class.
///They actually paid attention to that day's lesson
 
2022-11-26 6:31:52 AM  

3rd world republipuke: Every new species that enters the landscape adapts and changes the previous ecoscape into new habitats and ecoscapes. Change is what it's all about.


Until the entire world is just one big monoculture that can get wiped out by a blight or parasite.
 
2022-11-26 7:50:01 AM  
Waiting for the Twitter outrage from some Pennsyltuckians who are now going to be claiming the state told them they can't be burning brush anymore.
 
2022-11-26 7:55:58 AM  
Sooooo time to ban wheat, rice, barley, oats, sorghum, rye and millet?  Hell, even the all-American corn and potato plants were a relatively recent import from South America.
 
2022-11-26 8:05:24 AM  

KodosZardoz: Still totally legal in some parts of Nevada. And not legal, but still readily available, in the rest of Nevada.


So you're saying it's barely legal? 🤔
 
2022-11-26 8:12:37 AM  
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Well, I don't mind if I do.
/DNRTA
 
2022-11-26 8:14:53 AM  

anticontent: 3rd world republipuke: Every new species that enters the landscape adapts and changes the previous ecoscape into new habitats and ecoscapes. Change is what it's all about.
The
Until the entire world is just one big monoculture that can get wiped out by a blight or parasite.


There's change and there's diversity.  Change is inevitable and there's no stopping it.  The blight or parasite you talk about is a result of that change.  Diversity is what prevents disasters and ensures something will survive.  We desperately need diversity but plants that we need to artificially protect are poor candidates for long term survival in the wild.

There was a time when cities and towns would proudly showcase their beautiful majestic elm trees.  How many towns in America have an Elm Street?  And now they are all gone.  When they died, we had a diversity of other trees to replace them, but the honest truth is that most of the trees we have now are not native trees.  Then again, neither was the elm.
 
2022-11-26 8:54:36 AM  
Meanwhile in Philadelphia


KENSINGTON AVE PHILADELPHIA AT NIGHT
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2022-11-26 9:11:40 AM  
Burning tuche still available at Taco Bell.
 
2022-11-26 9:29:10 AM  

Persnickety: Sooooo time to ban wheat, rice, barley, oats, sorghum, rye and millet?  Hell, even the all-American corn and potato plants were a relatively recent import from South America.


Mexico is not South America.
 
2022-11-26 9:40:58 AM  
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Here's hard to eradicate.
 
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2022-11-26 10:12:58 AM  
Honeysuckle is the worst plant I have ever tried to get rid of.
 
2022-11-26 10:55:26 AM  

deffuse: Floki: Nurseries and other garden shops should ban these invasive plants nation-wide. There are native versions which are perfectly suitable, such as Euonymus atropurpureus,whose habitat is Pennsylvania and Ohio and a few other nearby states.

The you have native black metal musicians that haven't been murdered by Vark Vikernes?  Lucky.


Things are never good when Nazis are allowed to propagate.
 
2022-11-26 11:00:50 AM  

zez: Honeysuckle is the worst plant I have ever tried to get rid of.


Strange.  I rarely have a problem destroying it.  Oh, it's a persistent bugger, but you know, I'm actually nuking the poison ivy growing along side it so the fact that the honeysuckle gets blasted is just collateral damage.  Useful collateral damage but it wasn't the primary target.

Now that farking shiat English Ivy...  going on 4 years of warfare and I've only shrunk it about 75%.  Granted, the previous owners had "encouraged" the crap to grow everywhere, so I'm trying to remove about an 1/8th of an acre of it.  I've managed to get it off all the trees, buildings, fences, etc...  but finding all the pieces of it in ground cover mode... what a nightmare.  Where it had choked everything out except other weeds I've deployed defoliants to good effect, but in planter beds where there's plants/bushes I'm interested in saving... miss a single piece and that shiat is back in two months.
 
2022-11-26 11:01:23 AM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: Meanwhile in Philadelphia


[YouTube video: KENSINGTON AVE PHILADELPHIA AT NIGHT]


I like how peaceful the whole scene is. People trying to stay warm and live for another day.
 
2022-11-26 11:16:30 AM  

cryinoutloud: RogermcAllen: Good, now let's do this everywhere.

Little late for that.  There isn't a place that isn't infested with plants that shouldn't be there and that  replaced something else.  The west is never going to be the same again.  And when you go to the towns, what do you see?  All kinds of wacko non-native trees and plants. Maples.  In the mountains.  We don't have farking maples around here.  Maybe 1000 miles away.  But they're so pretty, and turn red in the fall too, unlike those pine trees!

I saw a tree  in Boise that I haven't seen since I left Georgia.  then I remembered that I was in bizarroland, not in  an actual "habitat."  It's like seeing a python in the woods or something.  Just  not right.


The only state that doesn't have a native maple tree is Hawaii.
 
2022-11-26 11:21:09 AM  
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2022-11-26 11:24:09 AM  
We have a firebush, because the hummingbirds and native bees love it.  My wife's gardening rules: We can eat it, it attracts hummingbirds, good for native bees. There have been many times I've seen five or six types of bees on the burning bush and the nuthatches love the berries.

Now, Shiny geranium and English ivy are all out war.
 
2022-11-26 11:52:24 AM  

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Don't tread on me you Keystone Kops


Tay is gorgeous, but she's actually blonde.  And has over 50% tat coverage on her body.  I presume she's happy with all that, but I really prefer the woman I see in the image you posted.
 
2022-11-26 12:14:14 PM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: Meanwhile in Philadelphia

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That looks like 1975 again.
 
2022-11-26 12:18:36 PM  

Noah_Tall: cryinoutloud:Little late for that.  There isn't a place that isn't infested with plants that shouldn't be there and that  replaced something else.  The west is never going to be the same again.  And when you go to the towns, what do you see?  All kinds of wacko non-native trees and plants. Maples.  In the mountains.  We don't have farking maples around here.  Maybe 1000 miles away.  But they're so pretty, and turn red in the fall too, unlike those pine trees!
I saw a tree  in Boise that I haven't seen since I left Georgia.  then I remembered that I was in bizarroland, not in  an actual "habitat."  It's like seeing a python in the woods or something.  Just  not right.
The only state that doesn't have a native maple tree is Hawaii.


I don't give a shiat, and I have  a degree in that stuff.  I can look that up in a book too.  I have several of them.  Maples don't grow around here, and they look farking funny when they're in a ski town.   Don't plant a monster plant in your yard just  because you think it's pretty, and it attracts bees, so just look at how virtuous you are, even if the stupid thing isn't supposed to grow outside of Florida.
Either do what's right, or don't be a farking pedant about it. Nobody who sells plants in greenhouses, or off their land, gives a fark about what is native and what is not.  I know, because I go check them out, and leave in disgust, and go dig up my plants in the woods. Those plants and trees are there because they make money, the only goddamned thing that matters to anyone.

How come you didn't give me the scientific names too, that's what all the virtuous plant hoarders do.
"Heh, heh, I know it's not native, but I so love my Musa acuminata, it's such a delight.  I'm just such a nature lover."   Then they go get on a plane, because how can nature possibly thrive without their special attention, no matter where it lives?
It was doing just fine before we got involved. It was doing farking GREAT.  Without any of us.  Just in case you all have any illusions about that.
 
2022-11-26 12:21:47 PM  

cryinoutloud: Noah_Tall: cryinoutloud:Little late for that.  There isn't a place that isn't infested with plants that shouldn't be there and that  replaced something else.  The west is never going to be the same again.  And when you go to the towns, what do you see?  All kinds of wacko non-native trees and plants. Maples.  In the mountains.  We don't have farking maples around here.  Maybe 1000 miles away.  But they're so pretty, and turn red in the fall too, unlike those pine trees!
I saw a tree  in Boise that I haven't seen since I left Georgia.  then I remembered that I was in bizarroland, not in  an actual "habitat."  It's like seeing a python in the woods or something.  Just  not right.
The only state that doesn't have a native maple tree is Hawaii.

I don't give a shiat, and I have  a degree in that stuff.  I can look that up in a book too.  I have several of them.  Maples don't grow around here, and they look farking funny when they're in a ski town.   Don't plant a monster plant in your yard just  because you think it's pretty, and it attracts bees, so just look at how virtuous you are, even if the stupid thing isn't supposed to grow outside of Florida.
Either do what's right, or don't be a farking pedant about it. Nobody who sells plants in greenhouses, or off their land, gives a fark about what is native and what is not.  I know, because I go check them out, and leave in disgust, and go dig up my plants in the woods. Those plants and trees are there because they make money, the only goddamned thing that matters to anyone.

How come you didn't give me the scientific names too, that's what all the virtuous plant hoarders do.
"Heh, heh, I know it's not native, but I so love my Musa acuminata, it's such a delight.  I'm just such a nature lover."   Then they go get on a plane, because how can nature possibly thrive without their special attention, no matter where it lives?
It was doing just fine before we got involved. It was doing farking GREAT.  Without any of us.  Just i ...


With a rant like that I expect to see any day now that you shot up a Walmart because the government hacked your phone and mind controlled you.
 
2022-11-26 12:43:58 PM  

cryinoutloud: Noah_Tall: cryinoutloud:Little late for that.  There isn't a place that isn't infested with plants that shouldn't be there and that  replaced something else.  The west is never going to be the same again.  And when you go to the towns, what do you see?  All kinds of wacko non-native trees and plants. Maples.  In the mountains.  We don't have farking maples around here.  Maybe 1000 miles away.  But they're so pretty, and turn red in the fall too, unlike those pine trees!
I saw a tree  in Boise that I haven't seen since I left Georgia.  then I remembered that I was in bizarroland, not in  an actual "habitat."  It's like seeing a python in the woods or something.  Just  not right.
The only state that doesn't have a native maple tree is Hawaii.

I don't give a shiat, and I have  a degree in that stuff.  I can look that up in a book too.  I have several of them.  Maples don't grow around here, and they look farking funny when they're in a ski town.   Don't plant a monster plant in your yard just  because you think it's pretty, and it attracts bees, so just look at how virtuous you are, even if the stupid thing isn't supposed to grow outside of Florida.
Either do what's right, or don't be a farking pedant about it. Nobody who sells plants in greenhouses, or off their land, gives a fark about what is native and what is not.  I know, because I go check them out, and leave in disgust, and go dig up my plants in the woods. Those plants and trees are there because they make money, the only goddamned thing that matters to anyone.

How come you didn't give me the scientific names too, that's what all the virtuous plant hoarders do.
"Heh, heh, I know it's not native, but I so love my Musa acuminata, it's such a delight.  I'm just such a nature lover."   Then they go get on a plane, because how can nature possibly thrive without their special attention, no matter where it lives?
It was doing just fine before we got involved. It was doing farking GREAT.  Without any of us.  Just i ...


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