The Ugly Mess Maker

I’m tired of looking at my palm tree looking like Medusa! And, look at all of the tiny little flowers that have now dried up and fallen to the ground. The bees had a field day on them as usual until they dry up and fall on my head last night while having a cold one. I’ll hit that stuff with the blower later today. My concern is the many seeds that will eventually drop off. It’s not fun having to pull the baby trees up and boy do they multiply!

21 thoughts on “The Ugly Mess Maker

  1. Sounds like a lot of work to clean up all those seeds. We have a large maple tree at the back of our yard and their helicopter seeds are driving me crazy. If I don’t pick them up, they’ll just keep multiplying.

    • It’s a morning ritual to walk back there and locate the single chute of the tree and pop them out of the ground, they grow very quickly!

    • I see that in how your paths were so grown over in your beautiful garden, Derrick. It’s a full-time job keeping after your beautiful garden I’m sure.

  2. Wow – I didn’t know they made such a mess. I have friends who have a vacation home in Florida and they have a few palm trees in their yard. They do have to regularly attend to them to keep them from getting too crazy. It’s nice you had a chance to chill and relax! Cheers 🙂

    • Oh yes, they look best right after the pruning but this is what they look like after almost 12 months of growth. They are pruned around July 15th every summer which is what I have scheduled but they need it now! I may end up pulling baby palm trees out of the ground under the parent for a few weeks this summer, they grow very fast!

        • Wow, you have a great memory, Shelley! Most women do in my experience. This time of year you could call these trees Medusa Tree.

          • Thanks, John. I find it interesting which memories stick and which ones don’t. Your photos that are so colorful and feature palm trees and their care always stick out to me. Thanks for the details about the trees.
            My friend has a small version of a palm tree that has spikes in it that can cause sudden health issues – we were going to trim it one night and then a neighbor walked by and said, “Don’t trim it on your own, you may end up in the hospital.” YIKES – it’s important to research your plants before caring for them I guess. Sorry to ramble…! 😉

      • At least you can get to the pine needles, I can’t reach up high enough to prune the palm trees. I hope your wrist has been doing better, Valeria!

        • Where I live it ‘rains’ pine needles almost all year. Drives me nuts but.. it is what it is. Heh.
          Thank you John! Every day is a step closer to fully healed and mobile. 🙂

    • Pine needles are a pain to control, they can be sticky too with pine cones around. The tree looks like poooop! 😂

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