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Re: Plant Thugs

Japanese grass??  What's that?

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Bonnie Holmes
Sent: 9/8/2004 6:20:27 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: [CHAT] Plant Thugs

> Zem, do you think there are Plant Nazis out there? I sure do.
> Well, I don't consider myself a Plant Nazi. I have river bamboo, Hedera
> helix (English Ivy), Daucus carota (QueenAnne's Lace), Hesperis
> matronalis (Dame's rocket), Melilotus albus (white sweet clover), Vinca
> minor (Common periwinkle), Chicorium intybus (Chickory), Cosmos
> bipinnatus (Garden cosmos), and Hibiscus syriacus (Rose of Sharon)...all
> on watch lists. But these plants are pretty well behaved compared to
> privet (maybe I'll have to burn it out), honeysuckle, Johnson grass, and
> Japanese grass and coming down the road is Ailanthus altissima, Kudzu,
> Lonicera x bella and Paulownia tomentosa ...complete plant thugs that
> aren't invited, seem to take over in the night, and won't go away.
> I guess I am just getting tired of spending so much of my garden time
> trying to get rid of these pests. Yesterday, when I looked off my back
> deck, I saw Japanese grass everywhere and I had just mowed and weeded
> for it and also pulled over ten little privet seedlings. I want to enjoy
> my good plants instead of spending all my time on these trouble makers.
> Bonnie ETN Zone 7
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