Last week when the guy from Rogers was here to cut the cable, I had to show him around to all the places where the cable was – where the modem was for the internet, where the junction box was in the cellar, and outside around the back where the cable came into the house.
While we were out back, on the side of the house I seldom visit, I noticed something strange about my air conditioner…
Now, despite of indications to the contrary, I am not in fact an HVAC technician. Nor am I a botonist. I am, however, reasonably certain that plants should not be growing inside my air conditioner.
Look close at the vents – it’s not just at the bottom and peaking out a bit near the top – the whole thing is full of little green leaves hiding just inside.
I don’t know what this plant is called but it’s supposed to be a ground cover thing. Underneath the leaves, this whole area is covered under a thick blanket of this particular plant. It spreads quickly and every year it completely covers over the small path of stones that traverse this corner of my yard. As far as I am aware, this is not supposed to be a climbing plant.
I suppose this also goes to show how often I use the AC – or don’t use it, as the case may be. I think I’m averaging about a week per year, five years running.
Anyhow, I think it is something that may need tending-to but on the other hand I have to admire the tenacity of the plants. I never water them or do anything to aid or encourage them, so if they want to eat the AC, I’m not sure I’d be in the right to try and stop them.