The Transylvania Times -

Two Plants I Love To Hate (Except This Time Of Year)


Last updated 6/7/2021 at 9:56am

Those who hike in the local forestlands will recognize the Mountain Laurel.

My profession often requires me to travel cross-country through all types of terrain; up, down, in, through and over these mountains. Many special places in our landscape, thankfully, are often also very difficult to get to.

In going to those places, every time without fail, I find myself in either a "Laurel Wickey," or a "Rhodo hell," or, worse yet, a seamlessly unending thicket of a Mountain Laurel straight into a "Rhodo hell!" The two are densely tangled upon themselves, devoid of most other vegetation save for Green Brier stitching the whole jumble even tighter.

Thank goodness both...

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