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Old 12-08-2016, 11:48 AM   #81
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I think Virginia creeper is easy to pull havalotta so you shouldn't have trouble removing it from your porch
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Old 12-09-2016, 06:19 PM   #82
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It is.... That's how I've been controlling it so far but it's starting to go... where no man has gone before. May the force be with meeeee.
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Old 12-12-2016, 08:04 AM   #83
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Virginia creeper...supports a whole bunch of Sphinx moths, too.
Good to know.

I always liked Virginia creeper for its looks and berries for the birds...now I have an additional reason to love it.
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Old 12-14-2016, 08:20 AM   #84
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It is.... That's how I've been controlling it so far but it's starting to go... where no man has gone before. May the force be with meeeee.
My creeper is getting away from me as well. I let it go in one area this summer because I just couldn't keep up with tidying it. It seems to be okay. Not the thug I feared it might be. It crawled up into the elderberry in a few spots but it's just loosely hanging there. The two seem to have worked out an agreement, for now. I do try to keep it out of the mowed paths, though. Some people are sensitive to the sap. It can cause a painful blistery skin reaction. I don't want to walk on my paths barefoot and find out that I'm one of those people.
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Old 12-14-2016, 04:14 PM   #85
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Yes I heard that too someplace.
You probably would have had a reaction by now if you were allergic to it don't you think?

Gas plants can do that too! So far so good with both of them and I
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Old 12-14-2016, 10:29 PM   #86
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Yes I heard that too someplace.
You probably would have had a reaction by now if you were allergic to it don't you think?

Gas plants can do that too! So far so good with both of them and I
My son had a bad reaction to something in the yard a few years ago. It was after I had mowed. He walked out there bare foot and got the most awful, painful blisters on the bottoms of his feet. I'm not sure if it was the creeper or something else. I have since been very diligent about keeping it out of areas where people might walk without shoes. I also always wear long sleeves/gloves when I prune it. I did have Queen Anne's lace at the time as well, which I have since eradicated. I've heard members of that family can cause the same kind of reaction. It's a photo sensitivity. Happened almost immediately after the exposure.
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