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NOMPI gloves

There is now a special anti poison ivy gardening glove available called NOMPI! Which stands for No More Poison Ivy. The gloves have long sleeves attached to protect forearms.

They are made with care by their inventor after she got one too many poison ivy rashes.

TAGS: gloves, NOMPI
May 16, 2019 - 4:04pm
rooftop poison ivy

Here is a great example of poison ivy growing in a city and also coming over a rooftop. Looks like this vine started behind a wall, climbed up, found sunlight, exploded with growht in all directions, and sent out enough berries to feed a flock of birds. 

May 7, 2019 - 5:18pm
poison ivy in corner of building

This photo, taken on April 14th in Bedford, Massachusetts, shows a poison ivy vine that is way ahead of most of the poison ivy here in New England. Most other poison ivy had just shown the tiniest of red leaf buds at this date.

TAGS: wall, spring
April 30, 2019 - 10:41am
poison ivy in spring

Depending on where you live, poison ivy leaves have either just popped out, or will do so very soon.

This is a pretty typical look for early spring growing tips of poison ivy. 

TAGS: spring, buds
April 12, 2019 - 5:18pm
roundup lawsuit

I suspect that this case (and this post) will be as controversial and contentious as the lawsuit it reports on.

TAGS: roundup, lawsuit
April 1, 2019 - 10:06pm
baby poison ivy in spring

Most babies are cute, of all animal species, and even sprouts from seeds are kind of cute.

But I will bet that only a few people will find the baby spring leaves of poison to be cute.

TAGS: spring
March 25, 2019 - 9:34pm
poison ivy wall

Along with mosquitos and ticks, one of the few unwelcome aspects of spring and summer is the return of poison ivy to its leafy, exansive, take-over-the-world form. 

TAGS: wall
March 18, 2019 - 5:12pm
golden gate poison oak

Pacific poison oak is extremely common in California, much like its cousin poison ivy in the eastern half of the country. 

March 10, 2019 - 6:55pm
white birch with poison ivy vine

Here is a case where poison ivy has climbed a white birch tree, which makes the hairy roots really stand out. 

This is not something we have seen often, PI climbing a white birch.

TAGS: white birch
February 24, 2019 - 11:28am
poison ivy in winter

I'll be honest. As a person somewhat obsessed with poison ivy, you would think I would always be able to spot it in any season, in any form of growth.

TAGS: winter, shrub
February 18, 2019 - 11:56am

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