Gardeners should know better. When you turn your back, things grow out of control, so you should know better than to dare to go out of town.
We answered the siren call of friends and went to Toronto for 2 separate couple day visits in a two week period. We enjoyed seeing our friends and catching up on the years that have passed since we all lived in the big city. We had some great times. We shopped, we ate in restaurants, we saw the sights.
And we came home to a garden that had gone wild in just a couple days. We have to relearn this every year: plants always grow faster when you aren’t looking. If you should dare to go on a vacation, you better be prepared for the consequences.