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Thread: Invasive species in your backyard - or aquarium!

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    I got my computer back today! Yay! Can you tell?
    I came across this link on the Natural Resources Defense Council site (just donate to their cause & you, too, could get mail from Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.) but they have some interesting stuff there. I am trying to get rid of a multifloral (briar) rose, myself. I can't use an herbicide because I have my veggie garden right next to it. We have loosestrife taking over our cattails in our wet areas, too. Anybody else ever seen any of these?
    http://nature.org/initiatives/invasivespecies/features/
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    oops! I got my organizations mixed up. See below.
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    those are some nice "weeds"! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

    Very interesting how those pictures were taken by barry rice! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img]

    As to getting rid of them, why not give yourself a backache and put on some gloves, and pull them by hand? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smilie4.gif[/img]

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    That's exactly what I've been doing. It's the only way for me. Those things sure like to grow, though. I cut them down several times each season. The "trunk" of the shrub is well established from years of growing wild before we moved here.
    Hey, I missed that, Spec, that 4 of those 5 pics on this page were taken by Barry. Sharp eyes! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
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    Some of those are pretty! Just not in my yard!! And that sumac is everywhere... my neighbors put one in their yard. It was nice for a while but then it starting coming up everywhere!! >.+

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    My mistake! After Spec 73 noted the pics were taken by Barry I went back & checked & this was a Nature Conservancy site - not Natural Resources Defense Council. Gosh! Ya can't tell your organizations without a score card. My apologizies. <sheepish grin>
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    You want to talk about invasive species? I live in Virginia. We have Kudzu EVERYWHERE. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img]

    Not to mention that tree of heaven. There's a big one in my front yard, and others circling our property that are too numerous to count. They're so common around here, I was under the impression they were native [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]
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    While driving through Northern Ca, the roadsides were spotted with huge Pampas Grass plants(or something similar). Pretty sure they weren't native!


    Tree of Heaven....nice name... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/mad.gif[/img] they like to sprout up in the middle of flower beds and give you a heck of a tiem removing them.
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    D. muscipula & D. muscipula &#39;Red Dragon&#39;(barely)

    Sarracenia leucophylla(seedling)

    S. purpurea and Drosera filiformis filiformis/ intermedia seeds waiting to sprout.

    Drosera capensis

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    I have this Ivy crap all over and the Dutch Elm wont die for nothing except at like 10yrs or so they get Dutch Elm disease and finally die leaving these monster stumpsin the most inconvenient places. Maples are horrible her too, those darn whirrly birds/helicopters get in everything. To top it all off the ****ing squirrels dig in the pots to burry the acorns and walnuts. AAAHHHHH....I hate the squirels every year they tear up my pots to burry those flipin nuts. Invasive "weeds" are an everyday problem here. OH I forgot that stupid vine that can't be killed, it grows milk pods. Also theres the trumpet vine, it grows like wildfire here and there and in things..........

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