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The Blog

November 1, 2015

Yes, this IS poison ivy in the fall, pretending to be just innocent fall foliage.

But if you pick these for your Thanksgiving table decoration you could wind up with some itchy guests.

October 24, 2015

One place poison ivy LOVES to grow is in apple orchards. It loves the sunlight and the tree trunks, which provide great verticals to climb. Most apple farmers know about ivy and remove it, but not all know.

October 6, 2015

In case you were wondering whether you can find poison in the city of Memphis (in October) the answer is YES. I was having lunch in a terrific Mexican restaurant and noticed that the huge tree outside the window was covered in very familiar looking leaves.

August 24, 2015

For all of its tough-guy reputation, Eastern poison ivy is one of the first plants to give in and turn colors in the late summer. No idea why it does this before even the other vines, like Virginia creeper turn.