Japanese Knotweed in Bloom

Daily Image Project - 28 August 2012 - Japanese Knotweed in Bloom

 

Introduced around the turn of the 20th century as a fast-growing, large ornamental plant, The Japanese Knotweed quickly gained a foothold here in Southwest Nova Scotia. Unfortunately it was also found to be highly invasive and virtually impossible to control or eradicate. It’s deep, complex root structure, plus its ability to re-grow from just a tiny, overlooked piece of root have virtually guaranteed that it will long continue to be the bane of most gardeners. That said, the characteristics that first brought it here, its beautiful green leaves and the sprays of flowers near the end of the season can certainly bring a delight to the eye.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX-100 – 28mm – f 2.0 – 1/800 – ISO 200.

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About gerrycurry

Gerry Curry was educated at Toronto’s Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology, where he received a diploma in Fine Arts - Photography. Gerry is a certified Apple Computer Systems Engineer by profession and as an independent consultant has worked with the graphic arts and pre-press industry, both in south-western Ontario and Nova Scotia, Canada, for over 26 years. He has been at the forefront of digital imaging from its inception. Gerry teaches primary computer systems maintenance, advanced colour calibration and colour management courses for graphic design, digital fine art and photography students as well as professionals. For several years, in the 80's he was an annual guest lecturer on user-based computer maintenance at the Rochester Institute of Technology - College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. Gerry now lives on the southwestern tip of Nova Scotia, close to Yarmouth, where he shares 30 acres close to the sea with his wife Nancy and their English and Welsh Springer Spaniels. Gerry enjoys tinkering with computers, working his dogs, flyfishing, writing and of course, photography.
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One Response to Japanese Knotweed in Bloom

  1. Martha Cassidy says:

    Hi Gerry Thanks for reminding me how beautiful this nuisance plant is! I went to http://www.ted.com last week and watched a video entitled Pam Warhurst: “How we can eat our landscapes”. I wonder if blackberry bushes would discourage the Knotwood if the land to be planted was mowed down and then ploughed deeply. What do you think? Martha

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