Thursday, May 2, 2013

Stop Planting Burning Bush

Great link here on why invasive non-native plants stink, and some good native alternatives. For burning bush, instead plant itea, purple-leaved ninebark, or eastern wahoo; all have stupendous red fall color like burning bush but support native wildlife (birds, bees, butterflies, etc). There is no such thing as a sterile non-native invasive plant -- so many revert to their spreading ways, alter soil chemistry, and harbor pests and diseases. Read the above link. Please. I'll send you a monarch butterfly or something if you do.

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