claire (instar) wrote in wildgardens,
claire
instar
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Invasive plants, anyone?

I'm sure that many of you are already well aware that planting things that grow abundantly can be risky in that they can turn into pests that can choke out fragile natives and harm habitats and encourage fires and the like, but just in case:

http://www.cal-ipc.org/
I know, it's a California specific site, but it's still helpful.

Because what to plant is, y'know, pretty much equally important as what not to plant.

That said, here are my top ten for reseeding/naturalizing:
Nemophila
Limnanthes
Jonquils
Babiana
Anomatheca
Claytonia sibirica
Eschscholzia
Echium (the tall tall tall ones)
Verbascum
and
Nicotiana

I also like planting vegetables where they don't belong, and leaving succulents in various sidewalk nooks.

Spring is almost here, right? The rain is making me feel seriously waterlogged.
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