About a month ago I shared a photo of my rus­tic mimosa tree trel­lis for the cucum­bers. I fash­ioned the trel­lis from the trunks of mimosas from a few of the trees he had chopped down a cou­ple of weeks before. I was hop­ing they would look just rus­tic once they were cov­ered with the cucum­ber vines. I didn’t expect them to grow!

Unfor­tu­nately, they are. They are sprout­ing every­where. They’re sunk about two feet into the soil and now cov­ered with cucum­ber vines, so I’m not inclined to hoist them up mid-summer. But pulling them up is def­i­nitely on the to-do list for fall cleanup.

Trust me. Although mimosas are rather pretty trees with charm­ing fan-shaped pink flow­ers, they are extremely inva­sive. We have a grove of them—and many more volunteers—to prove it.

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