Bearded iris, part of a flower bed-full. This is one of the first to bloom.
The Bad: poison ivy! I put an oak leaf under it so you could see it better. Ever since Hurricane Katrina, our yard has been cursed with much more poison ivy than usual. It used to be only in the woods around us, but now it is invading the grass and flower beds at an alarming rate. I can't always spray weed killer on it, so I am forced to don rubber gloves and pull it out by the roots. I read this week that as global warming becomes more of a reality, weeds and noxious plants like poison ivy will be even more prevalent. Already it is noted by gardeners that some plants formerly confined to the lower southern states are now tolerated further north than ever thought possible. It brings all sorts of good possibilities for gardeners, but I fear that the bad aspects of it will be worse. Have you noticed any changes attributable to global warming?
Note: I know that some people think global warming is a hoax. Please don't bother telling me if you think it's a hoax.