My friend, Marilyn, added a comment to the post below identifying correctly the mystery vine. It’s Dioscorea bulbifera or "Air Potato", an invasive species from Africa that can grow 60-70 feet in short order- with no sign of flowers. Fearabulba is right-It only grows potato like tubers that drop down and wonk people while they meditate. I guess we know which plant is not going to be left unattended for the next number of months.
This news comes in the nick of time- and to think, I just put Miracle Gro on it yesterday. The only thing I’m wondering about is why it’s growing over the amphitheater at The Sunken Gardens where I have my yoga class. Thanks for the heads up, Marilyn.
A more positive bit of information comes from Michelle. Those pin point white dots are Green Lace Wing eggs, not a fungus. Eggs on the tips of microscopic silky threads! This prevents the larvae from cannibalizing one another as they hatch. Lace Wings are beneficial in the garden, dining voraciously on pest insects, like aphids. Who eat my milkweed. Which feeds my monarchs. And so it goes.