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Monday, March 26, 2012

March 26, 2012: garlic mustard is starting to bolt

If you are trying to contain the spread of garlic mustard, it's time to get to it: it's already starting to flower. If you wait much longer, spraying with Roundup with only be marginally effective since the product is so slow to kill, and there is so much of energy stored up in garlic mustard's underground parts that it will manage to produce viable seed despite being sprayed.

A couple of pictures: amazing to see rhododendrons in full flower at this month. This landscape on North Ashley street is wonderful. It's a tiny front yard, but the owners have managed to squeeze in these lovely rhododendrons plus a weeping Chamaecyparis, a sweet-bay magnolia, gingko and more.

And here's something from my garden in Chelsea. Adonis vernalis plus some other silly-thing-that-seeds-around-but-whose-name-I-can-never-remember-but-I'm-sure-I-featured-this-last-year-so-go-ahead-and-check-my-posts-from-a-year-ago-and-get-back-to-me.

1 comment:

  1. the silly think that seeds around is Chloranthus japonica