It was pretty amusing to come across this quote while reading Louise Penny’s murder mystery Kingdom of the Blind, after a hard day’s work in the community garden.
Myrna thought of the poisonous plants under the snow, buried there frozen but not dead, just waiting. Though the real threat didn’t come from from the poison flowers, those you could see, those you knew about and besides they, at least were pretty. No the real danger in a garden came from the bindweed that moved underground then surfaced and took hold strangling plant after healthy plant killing them all slowly and for no apparent reason except it was its nature. And then it disappeared underground again. Yes the real danger always came from the thing you couldn’t see .
We have worked on many tasks, but getting rid of bindweed is a priority.