Friday, 17 August 2012

Monster Plant Mystery

I've been neglecting my garden this year.  It's gotten a little wild.  Ok, a LOT wild - almost unruly.

A twenty or more meter-long vine has spread across my deck, 

up my umbrella stand...

across the back of the fence and up and over my neighbour's gate...

and down the side of my house in my neighbour's driveway!

Very prickly and bossy, with tiny twirling, whirling tentacles (that seem to grow before your very eyes) grab onto anything that is not moving.

Large, beautiful orange blossoms, that wither and die. While forming turn intothis yellowy-green vegetable.

Is it a zucchini?  squash?  gourd?
How did it get here?

How wonderful!

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