Category Archives: Invasive plants

Mistletoe Kisses

Standing under the mistletoe at Christmas, waiting for that special young man to give you a shy smacker may have been exciting in our junior high days, but when I see what it does to our trees, the thrill is gone. … Continue reading

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Garden Ooops #2: Too Many Tomatoes

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE tomatoes. But they have taken over my garden, or at least part of it. But I love butterflies, too, and had planned this little corner to be my main butterfly-attracting area: birdbath; yarrow yellow, … Continue reading

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Weeds: What’s in a Name?

Some weeds have lovely, attractive names, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you want them in your garden. One of my favorite weeds is Wild Carrot, part of the parsley family. That name sounds appealing, doesn’t it? But better yet is … Continue reading

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Broom is NOT Beautiful

Broom, probably the Scotch variety, is taking over the world, and we will never get rid of it. It is referred to as an “escaped exotic” or “pest plant” because it is not native to the U.S. and definitely not … Continue reading

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Milkweed a Monarch Favorite

Because Monarch butterflies love milkweed, I do, too! I have two species in my garden, deliberately to attract the king of butterflies. Bees flock to it also. One is Asclepias speciosa, or showy milkweed, treated by the English “as a garden … Continue reading

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