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Re: todays issues in the garden......


At least you have kind of fun plants taking over.  I've pulled about
5000 hackberry seedlings just since the weekend.   And I've been
giving away pecan seedlings by the handful.  Don't get me started on
nutgrass and Bermuda.  Oy.

On 4/19/05, Zemuly Sanders <zsanders@midsouth.rr.com> wrote:
> That's good to know.  I was beginning to believe I was living in one of
> those weird horror movies about plants that take over the world. I just
> remembered we had had a conversation last year (I think) about how it
> traveled around.  BTW, I pulled out a baby rose bush from my brick steps
> this morning.
> zem
> zone 7
> West TN
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Lynda Young" <lyoung@grindertaber.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2005 7:31 AM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] todays issues in the garden......
> 
> > Zem, B&B does the same thing in my yard.  I have to really get after it
> > in the spring or it will take over the bed.
> >
> > Lynda
> > Zone 7 - West TN
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> > Behalf Of Zemuly Sanders
> > Sent: Monday, April 18, 2005 6:35 PM
> > To: gardenchat@hort.net
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] todays issues in the garden......
> >
> >
> > Today I noticed my Black & Blue salvia is coming up all over the place
> > --
> > like all over the yard.  I dug it up and, voila, it travels by
> > underground
> > runners.  There were a whole bunch of them.  I just put those babies
> > back in
> > the bed where they belonged.  Can you imagine B&B being an invasive?  I
> > noticed, too, that my Phlomis fruticosa has multiplied by rooting
> > everwhere
> > the stems have come in contact with the ground.  It's blooms are
> > currently
> > opening.  In fact, everything is jumping up all over the place much
> > faster
> > than I can control it.  Oh, and the creepiest thing -- I'm finding
> > gazillions of tiny rose plants everywhere!  They are just like those we
> > call
> > 'wild' with the little white blooms.  Anyway, I don't know where they
> > are
> > coming from, but they have taproots that reach to China.
> > zem
> > zone 7
> > West TN
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center"
> > <4042N15@nationalhearing.com>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Monday, April 18, 2005 5:18 PM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] todays issues in the garden......
> >
> >
> >>I really don't think that could be Turtlehead.  Got a picture?  Kitty
> >>
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >> From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
> >> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >> Sent: Sunday, April 17, 2005 5:12 PM
> >> Subject: [CHAT] todays issues in the garden......
> >>
> >>
> >>> As I was cleaning up one of the garden beds today, seen these - what
> >>> I thought were seedlings. Been looking at them for a week trying to
> >>> decide what they were. (remember I normally don't get to my yard at
> >>> this 'time of year', doing other things for the last 7 years.)
> >>>
> >>> Well decided that some of them had to go as they were in another
> >>> plants area....hum... this seedling is not pulling out very easy....
> >>> oops! This sucker is traveling around from underground to everywhere!
> >
> >>> My current thought (have had a few with this plant) is it might be
> >>> Chelone? Does turtlehead spread underground with a massive root
> >>> system/reminds me of a small tree root?
> >>>
> >>> Well what ever it is, it has to go..... so attempted to dig them up
> >>> but I think they won. Going to try earlier in the day and see if I
> >>> have more strength to do this (was tired already when I started
> >>> this).
> >>>
> >>> So besides hiring some young strong person to do this.... any ideas?
> >>> How about roundup? Would it make it easier to do this after the
> >>> plants were dead?
> >>>
> >>> thoughts folks? It appears to go down about 7 inches of solid root
> >>> mass/stems/whatever and it fights being dug up! I was ready to strip
> >>> it
> >> down
> >>> the 7 or so inches and just get rid of the whole mess... but it won't
> >>> even
> >>> let you do a patch at a time!
> >>>
> >>> Donna
> >>> Who can't wait to get to the other garden with the tansy and white
> >> gooseneck
> >>> that I planned on eradicating!
> >>>
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-- 
Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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