Jun. 26, 2017


Not too many people end up at the emergency room after bridge club.  That night I asked the host if I could have a start off her candelabra plant.  I picked a small branch, wrapped it in a tissue, put it in my pocket, and at some point must have rubbed my eyes.  Topping it all off, I was once again checked in by my friend Dotty.  She was always there when I showed up for some stupid reason, like having a moth in my ear.  

Here is one of the wild spurge pests.  Leafy spurge (Euphorbia virgata) has become a troublesome introduced weed.  It often grows in large patches in open areas, including pasture land.  It is quite poisonous.  It is now established in AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, SD, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY, AB, BC, MB, NB, NS, ON, PE, QC, SK, and YT.  Lenawee Co MI, 6/4/16.