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Old 05-05-2010, 09:13 AM
 
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Please stop planting exotic invasive plants. Bamboo, mimosa, chinese wisteria, privet, english ivy, japanese honeysuckle...Please oh please read about invasive plants and stop planting them, especially near property lines where neighbors inevitably have to deal with them. There are plenty of non-aggressive, easy care, and BEAUTIFUL native species to plant. Thank you for your consideration.
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Old 05-05-2010, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Charlevoix
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Okay.
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Old 05-05-2010, 09:21 AM
 
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And to the local stores and nurseries out there:

Have fun making money, but PLEASE oh please...
Please stop selling exotic invasive plants to unsuspecting homeowners who have no idea what they are getting into.
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Old 05-05-2010, 09:25 AM
 
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And to the local stores and nurseries out there:

Have fun making money, but PLEASE oh please...
Please stop selling exotic invasive plants to unsuspecting homeowners who have no idea what they are getting into.
Yes. True. Maybe they could pass a law requiring a big "INVASIVE SPECIES" warning label on all threatening plants.
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Old 05-05-2010, 09:41 AM
 
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well no good comes out if you quit on pets or kids or whatever. you can tame bamboo and whatever you plant, just dont quit on it
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Old 05-05-2010, 09:53 AM
 
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It is one thing to tame your own plants, but I'm dying here trying to clean up the invasives taking over from OTHER people's yards. And mimosas, wisterias, they are so prolific, you could not have one anywhere in sight and find their little seedlings popping up all through your yard, as seeds are carried by wind and birds. And as it happens, popping up and invading natural habitats and wetlands.
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Old 05-05-2010, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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educating the public is hard enough so I think the blame belongs with the initial growers and retailers who insist on selling this garbage. I remember a thread where paperbark hickory( sadly he is gone) tried in vain to tell this forum the dangers of mimosa but poster after poster kept telling how many wonderful memories they had of mimosa and they would plant whatever they jolly well want to on their land.

Nothing we could say would dissuade these ignorant folks. Please remember that whatever you plant is carried by seed by birds to other places and endangers our native species who must compete.

I think mimosa is the worse.
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Old 05-05-2010, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Midtown Raleigh
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I hear you. My neighbor loves her wisteria and sings its praises to the heavens even after I explained how much it costs me in landscaper fees. It grows higher than I can reach in my arborvitae and I have to pay someone to hack it out of there before it strangles them like it strangled the neighboring property's leylands.
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Old 05-05-2010, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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american wisteria and a variety known as Amethyst Falls are very beautiful and can be reigned in very easily and the best part is that I have successfully propagated Amethyst Falls to share with friends. It is beautiful and not at all wild. This way you can have the beauty of wisteria and none of the headaches.
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Old 05-05-2010, 11:01 AM
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Location: Washington, DC
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I'm listening IIIowe but what about clumping bamboo in moderation? Or am I missing your point...
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