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RE: RE: Holli's Pond - new TN invasives

When you mentioned Butterfly Bush, Buddleia davidii, it sort of brought
a smile. I tried growing those here in my zone 5 garden back in the
early 90s and they struggled and died. But now at the display gardens I
see that they grow extremely well and, you're right , babies - big,
fast-growing babies - are popping up all over. I'm wondering if this has
something to do with the global warming that many seem to this is

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> There is a web site that has lots of info: www.tneppc.org. 
> Trees are: Albizia julibrissin (Mimosa), Paulowina tomentosa (Princess 
> Tree), Ailanthus altissima (Tree-of-heaven). 
> Shrubs: Spiraea japonica (Japanese spiraea), Rosa miltiflora (Multiflora 
> rose), Ligustrum (Privet), Elaeagnus umbellata (Autumn Olive), Lonicera 
> (Bush honeysuckle), and Elaeagnus pungens (Thorny-Olive). 
> Vines: Dioscorea oppositifolia (Air Potato), Hedera helix (English Ivy), 
> Pueraria montana (Kudzu), Euonymus fortunei (Climbing euonymus), Lonicera 
> japonica (Japanese honeysuckle), Celastrus orbiculata (Oriental 
> bittersweet). 
> Herbaceous plants: Phragmites australis (Common reed), Myriophyllum 
> spicatum (Eurasian water-milfoil), Alliaria petiolata (Garlic mustard), 
> Microstegium vimineum (Japanese grass), Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese 
> knotweed), Sorghum halepense (Johnson Grass), Carduus nutans (Musk 
> thistle), Lythrum salicaria (Purple loosestrife), Lespedeza cuneata 
> (Sericea Lespedeza), Solanum viarum (Tropical soda apple). 
> What is so disturbing is that I am seeing so many of these in my yard and 
> on neighborhood walks. I also think, as much as I like it for butterflies 
> and hummers, Butterfly bush will be joining these...I am pulling out so 
> many seedlings...and, if I miss one, it is very difficult to get rid of the 
> bush that develops. 
> Bonnie ETN Zone 7 
> > [Original Message] 
> > From: Lynda Young 
> > To: 
> > Date: 9/7/2004 8:59:26 AM 
> > Subject: [CHAT] RE: Holli's Pond - new TN invasives 
> > 
> > Interesting, Bonnie. What plants were highlighted? I'd like to try to 
> > avoid those that are real threats to us. 
> > 
> > Lynda 
> > Zone 7 - West TN 

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