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What invasive plant do you fight in your garden?


It seems like all gardeners have one-- that plant they planted and then wished that they hadn't. What plant is trying to take over your garden?

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Alan Robert Lancaster (alancaster149) says

20 months ago
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    Eugene Brennan (eugbug) 20 months ago

    I forgot about bindweed, although I've virtually eliminated it with glyphosate. It really strangles everything and is tedious to unravel when it climbs up over everything.

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Eugene Brennan (eugbug) says

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    Jill (The Dirt Farmer) 20 months ago

    Sounds like you are swamped by invasive plants. We've had some columbine volunteers in one flowerbed for a few years. I'm going to have to look up bellflower now, as I can't quite place it.


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Donna (purl3agony) says

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    Jill (The Dirt Farmer) 20 months ago

    Sounds like my ongoing battle with vinca minor. It like it, especially in early spring, just not so much of it. You're lucky you have such fragrant invasives!

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Marie Flint says

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    Jill (The Dirt Farmer) 20 months ago

    Oh my, I planted amaranth last year from seed after seeing it in the beds at Monticello. It's coming up again this year, but . . . not intrusively, I think. Time will tell!


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Liz Elias (DzyMsLizzy) says

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    Jill (The Dirt Farmer) 20 months ago

    We have some but I've never noticed that they stink! I'll have to check that out once they start blooming.

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Heidi Thorne (heidithorne) says

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    Jill (The Dirt Farmer) 20 months ago

    I'm not familiar with that plant. I'll have to look it up. Good luck with your project!

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Lisa Roppolo (LisaRoppolo) says

19 months ago
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    Jill (The Dirt Farmer) 19 months ago

    I feel for you! I am constantly pulling wild ginger, which my mom inadvertently gave me along with some irises. I can't believe people actually plant it on purpose! lol

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    Jill (The Dirt Farmer) 20 months ago

    I wonder what it is?!


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Lee Raynor (chefsref) says

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    Jill (The Dirt Farmer) 19 months ago

    Sounds like you're battling some really aggressive ones. Vines are tough to deal with. I remember my grandfather dealing with that multifloral rose. It would weigh down fences and break them.

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Catherine Tally (cat on a soapbox) says

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    Jill (The Dirt Farmer) 19 months ago

    Snakes & rodents! Certainly wouldn't want that near the house. It'd be interesting to track plant popularity by the decade. I wonder if there's such a thing as a quintessentially 70s landscape, for instance. Bet it'd feature white rock mulch! lol

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Yvonne L. B. (naturegirl7s) says

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    Jill (The Dirt Farmer) 19 months ago

    The name bush killer sounds like it's apt. What is Louisiana doing about the problem-- er, what does the extension recommend?


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