Invasives – Be Gone !

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Purple Loosestrife is planted with abandon as if there is no problem with it being an invasive species and finding its way into nearby natural areas

Cape May County, where I live, has more invasive species than any other county in New Jersey: 366 as of March 2013.  Gardeners here are bombarded with invasvies every day in nurseries, plantings by landscapers, neighbor’s yards, school plantings, natural areas.  It’s quite overwhelming.  I delved into the problem in my latest post on Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens.



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  1. Pat, I hope it was your box I just left a couple of posters in ! BUT IN CASE I MISSED, the Linwood Arboretum is sponsoring a free lecture on April 7 at 1:30 pm by Andrew Bunting, curator of the Scott Arboretum and also president of the Magnolia Society International. Hisvtopic is “magnolias for the Home Garden.” I imagine he will cover both. north American and Asian species. The venue is the large cafe thorium of the school across from the arboretum, so there’s plenty of room in case some of your growing gang want to come.

    In the native plant category, although the arboretum hasv a mixed policy, we are just installing a bog garden of native pitcher plants and some Pine Barrens wetland natives, all locally, nursery seed-grown and propagated. Our planting is in a raised bed enclosed with cinder blocks. the plants won’t go in until late April, abd won’t look like much till summer, but should get more handsome every year.


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