Great Garden Alternatives
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Common Baby's Breath - A Tumbleweed on the Range
Why is Baby's Breath Important?
Remarkable Project to Remove Baby's Breath
Alternatives to Common Baby's Breath
Why is Dame's Rocket so bad?
Alternatives to Dame's Rocket
Why is Flowering Rush Important?
Alternatives to Flowering Rush
Himalyan Balsam - A Lovely Weed By Any Name
What makes Himalayan Balsam so bad?
Alternatives to Himalayan Balsam
Knotweeds - Japanese, Giant, Himalayan and others - Weeds That Could Damage Your Property
Why are the Knotweeds Important?
Alternatives to the Knotweeds
Why is Oxeye Daisy Important?
Shasta Daisy and the Intriguing Legacy of Luther Burbank
Alternatives to Oxeye Daisy
Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum)
The Problem with Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum)
Alternatives to Lythrum
Yellow Clematis - A Vine Gone Wild
Good Alternatives to Yellow Clematis
Ornamental Plants "Gone Wild"
Invasive Plants in Home Gardens
Good alternatives to knotweeds.
Look for a airy, cascading perennial: either a woody shrub or a large perennial.
Japonese Knotweed Fact sheet
Giant Knotweed Fact sheet
Alternatives to Knotweeds (click on photo to enlarge)
Bridal Wreath Spirea-Vanhoutte spirea (S. vanhouttei), the classic bridal wreath spirea, a woody shrub, grows up to 10 feet tall and 20 feet wide
Goatsbeard (Aruncus dioicus ) - 4 to 6 ft tall. Can find varieties to Zone 3a or less perhaps.
Joe Pye - Very large herbaceous perennial. This good performer is perfect for any large corner.
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