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Ground Ivy is an aggressive perennial weed


When gardeners talk about weeds the word vine usually makes them cringe. Their anxiety increases when the word mint is added to the conversation. Ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea) is guilty on both counts. Sometimes called creeping Charlie, this perennial can … Continue reading

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Fig buttercups are another beautiful but invasive p


Last week I discussed plants that can be loved by some and hated by others. I never mentioned fig buttercup, also known as the lesser celandine or pilewort. It is a low growing perennial that makes its growth in the … Continue reading

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Can you beat a good salad?


This time of year we’re all looking forward to milder weather. Many of us have a tendency to eat heartier in the winter and for that we’ve found a few extra pounds. Oh, I know we can find fresh produce … Continue reading

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Florida Betony


Florida Betony – If you can’t beat it, eat it Sometimes the battle can seem hopeless.  Florida Betony (Stachys floridana) is a highly invasive cool season weed.  To make matters worse the square-stemmed devil is a member of the mint … Continue reading

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