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August 7, 2014


bush clover

A Lacy, Graceful Shrub: Bush Clover

Use this shrub as a focal point or in a shrub border to create fall interest.

February 27, 2014



Rascally Ragweed

The pollen produced by ragweed is light and easily blown in the wind.

May 30, 2013


plant exchanges

Plant Exchanges

There are few events more satisfying than a good plant swap with serious gardeners, who don’t bring invasive species or other pests.

January 31, 2013


garlic mustard

More Plants To Avoid

More invasive plant to avoid include oriental bittersweet, garlic mustard, reed canary grass, common reed grass and the autumn olive.

January 24, 2013


crown vetch

Extremely Invasive Crown Vetch

This invasive legume was first planted in the United States as a control for erosion along highways and roadsides.

January 17, 2013


purple loosestrife

Invasive Purple Loosestrife

It's illegal to buy, sell or plant purple loosestrife, and It's banned in nurseries and farmer's markets.

January 10, 2013


bush honeysuckle

Invasive Plants

Invasive species have many bad habits. They hurt wildlife by smothering and destroying the plants our native creatures need for food and cover.

July 12, 2012


Dame's rocket

Dame’s Rocket

This pretty flower is a self-seeding biennial that can grow as tall as three feet and is now on the list of invasive species in North America.

August 27, 2009


Close up of a pink perennial, sweet pea.

Invasive Sweet Pea

Annual sweet peas are delightfully fragrant and come in a variety of colors. However,...

September 1, 2005


blooming lespedeza


Lespedeza is one of the best flowering shrubs for late summer and early fall. It has long arching stems weighed down by large sprays of purple pea flowers.

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