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Old 05-11-2010, 06:16 AM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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My dad once said if a nuclear war ever wiped out everything and everybody, before the dust settled, there would be a mimosa growing somewhere. He said there aint no way to kill them. lol
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Old 05-12-2010, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Great Post!
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Old 05-13-2010, 11:56 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Read this thread.

People on this board seem willing and able to plant mimosa's. I have a few thousand seedlings in my neighborhood and yard from a neighbor who planted them at some point. They line her yard as a screen and have spread for miles.
meh

I am borderline zone 4.
I have never even SEEN a mimosa around here.

So someone planting one down South still won't affect me here....
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Old 05-14-2010, 06:38 AM
 
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I see you are in SWPA, so an example: Any invasives you might plant could easily wind up in the beautiful Ohiopyle area. There they probably won't threaten the native plants, because people are paid to maintain the area, but it takes lots of money/manpower. It is not just "my yard" that has the problem, invasive plants are a serious environmental problem all over the world. So if a homeowner can "do their part" with simple plant substitutions, they should.
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Old 05-14-2010, 12:16 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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But my original comment was just that you should talk to the NEIGHBOR who actually has the invasive.
After all, people plant things having no idea what they are...

I totally agree with your comment above.
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Old 05-14-2010, 12:23 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I gotta say my favorite time of year is spring in the Carolinas seeing and smelling all that beautiful Wisteria everywhere. Right now it's Honeysuckle, it's everywhere in the woods behind my house. i love them both.
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Old 05-14-2010, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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This thread serves a purpose for educating people. I best not get up on my soap box about the flora for fauna that has been dumped on FL. I do giggle still about the time I planted okra in a garden in a mid west state and the farmer I was working for was afraid it would take over his fields. Hard enough to grow it much less it go wild.
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Old 05-14-2010, 12:34 PM
 
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My original comment didn't say I have "one neighbor" with invasive plants. I am good with my next door neighbors and we work together on our gardens, asking each other before we plant or remove things. I was, however, a bit outraged after just hearing that a next door neighbor of my neighborhood friend had planted bamboo directly on the property line and then got hostile when my friend asked her to move/contain it. Almost every single garden center anywhere is selling invasive pests as we speak. And yes, I've actually asked my favorite garden center to stop selling invasives.

So if you want me to rephrase... I am asking EVERYONE to research native and invasive plants and avoiding causing problems. I think that everyone should consider EVERYONE everywhere to be a neighbor and be considerate.
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Old 05-15-2010, 01:47 PM
 
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My neighbor mentioned planting bamboo in a back corner of her yard. It would have been right across the fence from my compost pile! I threatened her with death if she did! LOL We're good friends.

She does have a mimosa, though, and unfortunately, so do I. It came up along the back of the yard and my husband wanted it to stay because they had a huge one in their back yard when he was growing up.
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Old 05-16-2010, 01:46 AM
 
Location: rain city
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Mint is my current favorite plant I love to hate because it cannot be controlled. Even if contained in a planter pot, mint will sneak out surreptitiously and into the surrounding ground, leeching its way far and wide overtaking everything.

If I had a neighbor who planted mint, I'd spray the neighbors yard with 2-4-5 T in the dark of night. Might spray the neighbor too.
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