Well, they're back with a vengeance in 2010. I never knew how vicious or prolific their spiky vines could be, latching onto everything and spreading, spreading, spreading.
This year, they sprouted from the garden area, as well as from the compost bin on the other side of the yard.
They're covering our back door to the garage, making it impossible to go in or out that way - is that a fire hazard?
They've lept over our fence and are starting to terrorize the neighbor's yard. (Notice the big green guy bulging over our lot line in the photo above.)
Every day we gingerly peel the killer pumpkin vines off our fledgling raspberry plants.
But what we really found shocking was when we spotted some odd leaves poking out from our arborvitae (evergreen) tree, maybe seven feet up in the air.
See that? The killer pumpkins are now attacking our trees!