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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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Donna Herron (purl3agony) says

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    Jill Spencer (The Dirt Farmer) 2 years 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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    Eugene Brennan (eugbug) 2 years 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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    Jill Spencer (The Dirt Farmer) 2 years 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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    Jill Spencer (The Dirt Farmer) 2 years 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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    Jill Spencer (The Dirt Farmer) 2 years ago

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

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    Jill Spencer (The Dirt Farmer) 2 years 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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    Jill Spencer (The Dirt Farmer) 2 years 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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    Jill Spencer (The Dirt Farmer) 2 years ago

    I wonder what it is?!


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    Jill Spencer (The Dirt Farmer) 2 years 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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    Jill Spencer (The Dirt Farmer) 2 years 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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    Jill Spencer (The Dirt Farmer) 2 years 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