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.
Posted by Benjamin Vogt at 12:43 PM