STUPIDLY, I PLANTED a couple of these pointy things some years back, not knowing the plant’s tendency to run wild. It’s an error I have made numerous times in the past.
Yesterday I said to myself, Enough already! And I phoned Abel the Deadpan Yardman who came this morning and removed the entire mess.
Abel arrived at 10 a.m. and left 2.5 hours later with a paw of cash. The uprooted plants were dumped into a ravine down the way behind both our houses. They’ll likely revive there, possibly becoming like kudzu in the American Southeast.
I like our new clean look. There’s room for more cacti. Some of those tall cacti appear to be San Pedro, an hallucinogenic plant with mescaline that’s used in South American religious ceremonies. For me, however, they’re just decorative.