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

Thanks, Jim...sounds like another nasty plant I don't ever hope to meet.  

Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

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

 --- On Wed 09/08, james singer < jsinger@igc.org > wrote:
From: james singer [mailto: jsinger@igc.org]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2004 17:36:18 -0400
Subject: Re: [CHAT] RE: Holli's Pond - new TN invasives

Hi, Melody. Try this site<br><br>


Wednesday, September 8, 2004, at 06:19 AM, Melody wrote:<br><br>> okay,
what are air potatoes?<br>><br>><br>> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)<br>><br>> "The
most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."<br>> --Albert
Einstein<br>><br>> --- On Tue 09/07, james singer < jsinger@igc.org >
wrote:<br>> From: james singer [mailto: jsinger@igc.org]<br>> To:
gardenchat@hort.net<br>> Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2004 17:20:29 -0400<br>>
Subject: Re: [CHAT] RE: Holli's Pond - new TN invasives<br>><br>>
Bonnie, hi.<br><br>Air potatoes are a problem in Tennessee, too?
They<br>> are a constant <br>battle here. Can turn you into a<br>>
Pesticide-Spray-and-Damn-the <br>Environment freak in 2 <br>>
weeks.<br><br>On<br>> Tuesday, September 7, 2004, at 10:24 AM, Bonnie
Holmes wrote:<br><br>><br>> There is a web site that has lots of info:
www.tneppc.org.<br>><br>><br>> Trees are: Albizia julibrissin (Mimosa),
Paulowina tomentosa<br>> (Princess<br>> Tree), Ailanthus altissima
(Tree-of-heaven).<br>><br>><br>> Shrubs: Spiraea japonica (Japanese
spiraea), Rosa miltiflora <br>><br>> (Multiflora<br>> rose), Ligustrum
(Privet), Elaeagnus umbellata (Autumn<br>> Olive), Lonicera<br>> (Bush
honeysuckle), and Elaeagnus pungens<br>> (Thorny-Olive).<br>><br>>
Vines: Dioscorea oppositifolia (Air Potato),<br>> Hedera helix (English
<br>> Ivy),<br>> Pueraria montana (Kudzu),<br>> Euonymus fortunei
(Climbing euonymus), <br>> Lonicera<br>> japonica<br>> (Japanese
honeysuckle), Celastrus orbiculata (Oriental<br>><br>>
bittersweet).<br>><br>> Herbaceous plants: Phragmites australis
(Common<br>> reed), Myriophyllum<br>> spicatum (Eurasian water-milfoil),
Alliaria<br>> petiolata (Garlic mustard),<br>> Microstegium vimineum
(Japanese <br>> grass),<br>> Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese<br>>
knotweed), Sorghum halepense<br>> (Johnson Grass), Carduus nutans
(Musk<br>> thistle), Lythrum salicaria<br>> (Purple loosestrife),
Lespedeza cuneata<br>> (Sericea Lespedeza),<br>> Solanum via

rum (Tropical soda apple).<br>><br>> What is so disturbing <br>> is<br>>
that I am seeing so many of these in my yard <br>> and<br>> on<br>>
neighborhood walks. I also think, as much as I like it for <br>><br>>
butterflies<br>> and hummers, Butterfly bush will be joining
these...I<br>> am pulling out so<br>> many seedlings...and, if I miss
one, it is very<br>> difficult to get rid <br>> of the<br>> bush that
develops.<br>><br>><br>> Bonnie ETN Zone 7<br>><br>><br>><br>>>
[Original Message]<br>>> From:<br>> Lynda Young
<lyoung@grindertaber.com><br>>> To:<br>> <gardenchat@hort.net><br>>>
Date: 9/7/2004 8:59:26 AM<br>>> Subject:<br>> [CHAT] RE: Holli's Pond -
new TN invasives<br>>><br>>> Interesting,<br>> Bonnie. What plants
were<br>><br>> highlighted? I'd like to try <br>>> to<br>>> avoid those
that are real<br>> threats to us.<br>>><br>>> Lynda<br>>> Zone 7 - West
TN<br>>><br>>><br>> -----Original Message-----<br>>> From:
owner-gardenchat@hort.net<br>> [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]
On<br>>> Behalf Of Bonnie<br>> Holmes<br>>> Sent: Saturday, September
04, 2004 1:42 PM<br>>> To:<br>> gardenchat@hort.net<br>>> Subject: RE:
[CHAT] Check out Yahoo! Photos -<br>> Hollis Pond Pictures <br>>>
2002<br>>><br>>><br>>> Lovely pond...one of<br>> the volunteers I work
with at the UT Trial <br>>> Gardens<br>>> just<br>> completed her back
yard...all walks and beds, no grass. She also<br>>><br>> has a fence
around her property that I think makes it much easier<br>> to<br>>>
backdrop the image and contain things.<br>>><br>>> Friday, I<br>>
attended an interesting workshop on exotic invasives that <br>>><br>>
are<br>>> taking over greenways, public gardens, and private property
<br>> in<br>> TN. In<br>>> addition to the loss of native plants for
food and shelter<br>> of birds,<br>>> butterflies, etc., it seems that
the leaf mulch of many<br>> of these<br>>> invasives are actually
changing the chemistry of the<br>> soil. In one of<br>>> the public park
areas that served as an ID<br>> classroom in the afternoon,<br>>> the

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