Kudzu!!! The vine that ate the south! That's one of many sayings that have been "jokingly" quoted down here in the south.
This "mile-a-minute vine" was planted to control soil erosion and to make some chemical company very rich!
I won't go into all the other things kudzu is used for and there are many! I will just share some pics of this irritating vine trying to take over our property.
We have, what we southerners call a gully behind our property. It has been taken over by kudzu.
Somewhere down there is a creek and sometimes you can spot a deer pop it's head up while grazing on the kudzu.
Yeah I know, it's food for the deer and it is very beautiful, especially when it's blooming. Oh and the purple blooms have the sweetest aroma.
So why do I hate this vine, you ask?
Under all the dead vine you see is our fence! It's a constant battle keeping it off the fence and our storage buildings. I sprayed "kudzu killer" on the fence last week and you can see there is more green vine making its way through! I sprayed again today!!
So once a week you will find me cussing and spraying this delightful kudzu vine.