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

okay, what are air potatoes?

Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
--Albert Einstein

 --- On Tue 09/07, james singer < jsinger@igc.org > wrote:
From: james singer [mailto: jsinger@igc.org]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2004 17:20:29 -0400
Subject: Re: [CHAT] RE: Holli's Pond - new TN invasives

Bonnie, hi.<br><br>Air potatoes are a problem in Tennessee, too? They
are a constant <br>battle here. Can turn you into a
Pesticide-Spray-and-Damn-the <br>Environment freak in 2 weeks.<br><br>On
Tuesday, September 7, 2004, at 10:24 AM, Bonnie Holmes wrote:<br><br>>
There is a web site that has lots of info: www.tneppc.org.<br>><br>>
Trees are: Albizia julibrissin (Mimosa), Paulowina tomentosa
(Princess<br>> Tree), Ailanthus altissima (Tree-of-heaven).<br>><br>>
Shrubs: Spiraea japonica (Japanese spiraea), Rosa miltiflora <br>>
(Multiflora<br>> rose), Ligustrum (Privet), Elaeagnus umbellata (Autumn
Olive), Lonicera<br>> (Bush honeysuckle), and Elaeagnus pungens
(Thorny-Olive).<br>><br>> Vines: Dioscorea oppositifolia (Air Potato),
Hedera helix (English <br>> Ivy),<br>> Pueraria montana (Kudzu),
Euonymus fortunei (Climbing euonymus), <br>> Lonicera<br>> japonica
(Japanese honeysuckle), Celastrus orbiculata (Oriental<br>>
bittersweet).<br>><br>> Herbaceous plants: Phragmites australis (Common
reed), Myriophyllum<br>> spicatum (Eurasian water-milfoil), Alliaria
petiolata (Garlic mustard),<br>> Microstegium vimineum (Japanese grass),
Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese<br>> knotweed), Sorghum halepense
(Johnson Grass), Carduus nutans (Musk<br>> thistle), Lythrum salicaria
(Purple loosestrife), Lespedeza cuneata<br>> (Sericea Lespedeza),
Solanum viarum (Tropical soda apple).<br>><br>> What is so disturbing is
that I am seeing so many of these in my yard <br>> and<br>> on
neighborhood walks. I also think, as much as I like it for <br>>
butterflies<br>> and hummers, Butterfly bush will be joining these...I
am pulling out so<br>> many seedlings...and, if I miss one, it is very
difficult to get rid <br>> of the<br>> bush that develops.<br>><br>>
Bonnie ETN Zone 7<br>><br>><br>><br>>> [Original Message]<br>>> From:
Lynda Young <lyoung@grindertaber.com><br>>> To:
<gardenchat@hort.net><br>>> Date: 9/7/2004 8:59:26 AM<br>>> Subject:
[CHAT] RE: Holli's Pond - new TN invasives<br>>><br>>> Interesting,
Bonnie. What plants were

highlighted? I'd like to try <br>>> to<br>>> avoid those that are real
threats to us.<br>>><br>>> Lynda<br>>> Zone 7 - West TN<br>>><br>>>
-----Original Message-----<br>>> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net
[mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On<br>>> Behalf Of Bonnie
Holmes<br>>> Sent: Saturday, September 04, 2004 1:42 PM<br>>> To:
gardenchat@hort.net<br>>> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Check out Yahoo! Photos -
Hollis Pond Pictures <br>>> 2002<br>>><br>>><br>>> Lovely pond...one of
the volunteers I work with at the UT Trial <br>>> Gardens<br>>> just
completed her back yard...all walks and beds, no grass. She also<br>>>
has a fence around her property that I think makes it much easier
to<br>>> backdrop the image and contain things.<br>>><br>>> Friday, I
attended an interesting workshop on exotic invasives that <br>>>
are<br>>> taking over greenways, public gardens, and private property in
TN. In<br>>> addition to the loss of native plants for food and shelter
of birds,<br>>> butterflies, etc., it seems that the leaf mulch of many
of these<br>>> invasives are actually changing the chemistry of the
soil. In one of<br>>> the public park areas that served as an ID
classroom in the afternoon,<br>>> the invasives are so thick that
nothing much else grows.<br>>><br>>> Bonnie ETN Zone 7<br>>><br>>>>
[Original Message]<br>>>> From: <Hollikft@aol.com><br>>>> To:
<gardenchat@hort.net><br>>>> Date: 9/2/2004 11:14:02 PM<br>>>> Subject:
[CHAT] Check out Yahoo! Photos - Hollis Pond Pictures 2002<br>>>><br>>>>
_Click here: Yahoo! Photos - Hollis Pond Pictures 2002_<br>>>>
I did it :)<br>>>> Holli<br>>>><br>>>>
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