Category Archives: Buckthorn Replacement Plants

Buckthorn Workshop in Faribault at RBNC on 4-1-14

For anyone in SE Minnesota interested in control of buckthorn and other non-native plants plan on joining me at River Bend Nature Center in Faribault on the evening of April 1, 2014 for their Lectures in Nature series. I will be … Continue reading

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Don’t Know – Don’t Plant! How Non-Native Invasive Plants Spread

Years ago my dear sister shared a plant with me that she uprooted her garden. “I don’t know what it is but it’s really pretty when the purple flowers bloom along the stalk”.  So I planted the specimen in my … Continue reading

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Buckthorn Blasters Products for Sale in Plymouth, MN

The City of Plymouth (MN) is holding their annual Yard & Garden Expo this weekend, April 12 – 13, 2013. This is a really fun event with something for everyone. Get more details at their web site link: http://www.plymouthmn.gov/index.aspx?page=542&recordid=1702 Be … Continue reading

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Black Knot Fungus Looks Like a Burned Marshmallow on a Twig

While walking through a woodland, have you ever noticed the occasional black stuff on twigs that resembles burned marshmallows? A fellow master naturalist suggested the black stuff looks like scat on a stick.  The black stuff is neither of these but rather a … Continue reading

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Buckthorn Replacement & Ground Cover

The fall colors of many native woodland plants are beginning to peak and native woodbine and Virginia creeper are no exception. It may be fun to compare their fall color in the photos below to photos taken earlier this season in our 6-27-12 blog … Continue reading

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BUCKTHORN REPLACEMENT PLANTS

As I watched one of our rare winter snowfalls today, my mind wandered to thoughts of the upcoming spring season. Sooner or later the ground always thaws bringing about a great time of year to add new plants to the … Continue reading

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