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Offline blindarcher

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The Evasive Invasive Wild Rose
« on: October 07, 2020, 07:46:15 pm »
Wild Rose is my natural arrow shaft of choice.  However, it is a feisty plant with its thorns.  Also, it has out smarted me.  The bushes that I often frequent to harvest the shafts have figured out that I am deathly allergic to Poison Ivy.  The best arrow producing bushes have teamed up with Poison Ivy and are protecting themselves by surrounding themselves on all sides with their new found friends.  Major bummer!  I guess I will have to wait until this season's Poison Ivy dies off.

Offline TimBo

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Re: The Evasive Invasive Wild Rose
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2020, 09:28:18 pm »
If if makes you feel any better, I like harvesting rose better in the winter anyway - you can judge the potential shafts more accurately, and they tend to check on me if I cut them in warm weather.

Offline Pat B

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Re: The Evasive Invasive Wild Rose
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2020, 09:37:02 pm »
Even in dormancy poison ivy can cause contact dermatitis. It's not just the leaves that cause the rash.
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes!    Pat Brennan  Brevard, NC