I did that once with an herb I got from a friend's mother, called Herbe
Buena (spelling?) Roughly translated, it means GOOD HERB. I didn't
know it at the time but it was actually spearmint. Since I had never grown
mint before, I did not realize just how invasive mint is. It grew out of
the herb bed right into the flower bed, and under the border into the grass
area, and on past the herbs into the irises. Matter of fact, an entire
mass of it grew around the pot housing that "wild artichoke" I wrote
Other than that, I haven't had any invasive plants.
The wild grape vines grew up the mulberry tree above them, which was
perfectly fine with me. It was kind of neat really. We had wild
grapes hanging out of the tree and the birds loved it.
Incidentally, I should stipulate this was prior to the time that I knew
that you were not supposed to remove or transplant plants from a national forest
preserve or the desert.
Donald Eaves wrote:
Good story. I always worry that when I dig (or scatter seeds) a
native plant and move it into the flowerbed that I'm going to end up
with something that takes over and is uncontrollable. So far, that
hasn't happened. Some aren't even any happier than domesticated
cultivars after the move, but some have been highly rewarding and
given me a lot of pleasure.