|Bush at corner of Handicap Ramp Platform - View 1|
Since most of the blogs I read, mine included are currently enjoying the emergence of spring and signs of summer, today I am posting a mystery of a shrub that has literally taken over a corner of the ADA required platform of the handicap ramp, my husband built when my knees were so bad, and which I still use as my main access to and from the front door.
It appeared as a small sprout a few years back, and I assumed a weed cut it down, but it persistently returned. For a time I would ignore it, but a few springs ago I temporarily had a Feathered Leaf Japanese Maple in a whiskey barrel close to the house where there was some shade. I allowed this little bush to thrive so the Japanese Maple would have some shade as when young these trees will literally curl up and die iin extreme summer heat.
|View 2 - Bush Encroachment into Ramp|
This year it has become as tall as the house with a very round shape and completely enwraps a corner of the handicap turning platform.
Although we did not every plant any privit, I have assumed this is what the bush is, but friends say it does not have the darker gloss of privit. Whatever it is, it has now blocked the window nearest where I sit inside, and is fast consuming the handicap ramp and surrounding area.
|View 3 - Beast of a Bush|
Below are some macros of leaves, and some kind of buds which I suspect are contributing to our pollen
Photos taken in very windy conditions so some are not sharp, but all are taken by NitWit1 unless otherwise attributed.
|View 4 - Leaves|
|View 5 - Macro of Buds|