Euphorbia Revenge

One of my weekend tasks was to remove a very large Euphorbia plant from the back yard. It’s an old-timer we’d had for many years and it had kind of overwhelmed it’s space. We decided just to eradicate it totally. After a little digging and cutting the huge tuberous roots were in the recycle bag and body of the plant in the compost pile. I felt a little sting as I wiped the perspiration form my right eye and headed into the house to watch the Seahawks game. Within an hour or so I was in agony. I somehow got a bit of the euphorbia sap into my eye. A couple of hours in the emergency room provided some relief. A visit to the ophthamologist on Monday morning confirmed mild damage that would heal in a couple of weeks. I never thought of gardening as a hazardous hobby.

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