Entries Tagged as 'Invasive Plants'

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

Eradicating Goutweed

TheGardenLady received this comment from Susan: My mother planted [Snow on the Mountain] 37 years ago. We bought her house 21 years and we are still trying to get rid of it. I am at my wits end!! But I have decided this year is gonna be the end of it! I have made it […]

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Invasive Lillies

2007.09.02 金針花 / 赤科山 / Day Lily by MaxChu TheGardenLady received this question from Nikki. I have seen orange sillies resembling tiger lilies growing wild. I think they might be day lilies. I am wondering if it is possible for day lilies to spread from from your garden and become wild lilies. Do you think […]

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Thompson & Morgan: An Excellent International Seed Catalog

bug of the day by urtica Most catalogs have a limited area they can ship seeds or plants because of all the different countries’ rules and regulations regarding seeds and plant material coming into their country. In the United States some seeds or plants cannot even be shipped into certain states. With all the international […]

Friday, August 28th, 2009

More thoughts on getting rid of Yellow Sorrel (Oxalis Corniculata)

TheGardenLady received this comment on her post “Eradicating Oxalis Corniculata“. This article does not do justice to the invasive and aggressive nature of Oxalis. If you try this what is described above you will FAIL (guaranteed). If Oxalis has become such an invasive problem in your area of the country, you should call your county […]

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Peppermint: The Invasive Herb

TheGardenLady received this question from Dan. I have question about dead transplant. While transplanting some baby peppermint plants one of them got their tops broken off. I was wondering if the plant is technically dead or will it sprout new leaves around the base of the stem/root? The roots and stem is still strong 1 […]

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Top 10 Invasive Plants

In the last two posts (here and here) TheGardenLady explained the problem with invasive plants and how they came to the United States respectively.  In this post TheGardenLady will give a list of 10 of the invasive trees and shrubs in great parts of the US: 1. Tree of Heaven, Ailanthus altissima – This might […]

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

How Invasive Plants Came Here

In the last post, TheGardenLady explained the problems caused by invasive plants – that is, plants that have come into the environment and take over the native plants’ environments, eventually choking out the native plants.  In this post, TheGardenLady explains how invasive plants came to this country. Some invasive species came accidentally in ship ballast, […]

Monday, May 18th, 2009

The Problem of Invasive Plants

This May TheGardenLady attended a lecture called “Weeds in Nature’s Garden…the problem of invasive species” given by Bruce Barbour who is a Rutgers Cooperative Extension Environmental Agent. There are invasive plant species, invasive animal species and invasive disease species. This is a fascinating and scary topic. For example, the April 20th, 2009, New Yorker magazine […]

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Eradicating Oxalis Corniculata

TheGardenLady received this question from Gay. What do you recommend to eradicate Oxalis in coastal climate (SF Bay area)? This is not the ornamental type, it is invasive with a succulent flower stem and yellow blossom. Oxalis – Oxalis corniculata L. , yellow wood sorrel is an invasive plant in California. This GardenLady always tries […]

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

Identifying Invasive Species Workshop at the EARTH Center

                          Photo taken by urtica One of the subjects TheGardenLady has been planning on writing about is invasive plants. Today she received this notice of a seminar at Rutgers on this very topic. If you are interested in learning how you can help in preventing foreign plants and insects from crowding out our natives, please […]