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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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.
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.
Wow! I wish I had your problem. It's so hot and humid down here that it's almost impossible to grow most of your problem plants except crocosmia. I would love to grow feverfew, columbine, valerian and campanula... One man's trash.... ;)
LOL Yvonne. So true!
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
We have some but I've never noticed that they stink! I'll have to check that out once they start blooming.
I'm not familiar with that plant. I'll have to look it up. Good luck with your project!
I wonder what it is?!
She got it from a friend who got it from a friend… At least it blooms my favorite color flower.
That sounds like Cashmere bouquet (Clerodendrum bungeii sp?). It's a good butterfly plant, but it will take over. I once had one grow in the crack between a building slab and a concrete patio.
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!
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
The name bush killer sounds like it's apt. What is Louisiana doing about the problem-- er, what does the extension recommend?
Basically pull the small ones, cut the big ones & apply herbicide to the cut trunk or stem. Bush killer requires constant digging and pulling & many applications of herbicide. This is a problem because I garden organically & don't like he
I don't use herbicides either and wouldn't want to. They're so non-discriminant, and they hang around much longer, I think, than the manufacturers claim. Good luck to you!
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!
Have you tried clipping the seed heads when they begin to turn brown and placing them in a large paper bag? After the seed heads dry out you should be able to just close the bag and shake the tiny seeds out, then use a strainer to get the chaff out.
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.