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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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Buckthorn Removal in Minnesota

It seems to me that many folks removing buckthorn are not aware of how to effectively and economically apply herbicide. Often with the cut-stump method, the entire stump is painted or sprayed with herbicide when only buckthorn’s cambium layer is affected … Continue reading

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How to Identify Buckthorn in Your Woodland

The cooler temperatures of fall make it a great season to work on removing buckthorn. Many of our native trees and shrubs change leaf color and begin dropping their leaves in fall. This provides the buckthorn novice with better odds … Continue reading

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NON-NATIVE PURPLE LOOSESTRIFE CONTROL – Control Instructions with Photos

The purple/pink blossoming spikes of Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) are so beautiful this time of year that I wish this plant could be native to our area. Those responsible for its intentional introduction felt the same way. In Europe and … Continue reading

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Native Flowering Rain Garden Plants – What’s Blooming in Mid-August

In spring of 2011, I bought an assortment of native Minnesota rain garden plants from the Rice County SWCD (Soil & Water Conservation District). For several years, I had wanted to convert a very small “wettish” area of my lawn … Continue reading

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Vining Woodland Plant – Hog-peanut

Hog-peanut (Amphicarpa bracteata) is a delicate twining annual vine that may grow to 5’ in length, gently climbing onto and over nearby plants. Leaves are clustered into leaflets of three. Hog-peanut vine (Copyright 2012 Landscape Restoration, Inc.) At first glance, hog-peanut … Continue reading

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Woodland Plants – Non Woody Vines

Recently, I was able to find and photograph more vining woodland plants. The plants listed below are not “woody” vines but may still provide you with a rewarding experience if you can find and identify these species in your woodland. … Continue reading

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WHAT’S THAT PLANT IN MY WOODLAND

Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) and Woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea) are two almost identical native species of woody vine. For the sake of simplicity  “Virginia Creeper” refers to either/both plant species in this article. Virginia creeper (Copyright 2012 Landscape Restoration, Inc.) Virginia … Continue reading

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WHAT’S THAT PLANT IN MY WOODLAND? – Common Milkweed

  Common milkweed (Asclepias                    syriacia).                                                           Copyright 2012 Landscape Restoration,   Inc. It’s a shame that “weed” is part of the plant name for common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca). Gardeners who are new to planting natives may get the idea that milkweed … Continue reading

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