To Pull or Not To Pull? Is It Native or Invasive?

To Pull Or Not To Pull?   Is It Native or Invasive Invasive plants affect all areas of Alaska and need to be addressed by all Alaskans.   Learning to identify invasive plants, animal and species can help reduce, if not eliminate, the negative effects such as complete elimination of native species.   A great example is the chokecherry trees which are not native to Alaska.   These can be found in yards, parks and along roadways demonstrating how aggressive the plant is.   Three common species found in the Read More …

Chickweed. . . To kill or not to kill

This post started with my delight at the opportunity to share my successes of eliminating Stellaria media (chickweed) from my garden. I heard frustrated gardeners curse chickweed long before I experienced it for myself. Due to stories of monstrous chickweed invasions, this summer I was completely horrified to discover it near my garden, and fearful of an impending takeover. Faced with a pest, I turned to the internet where, it turns out, there are a variety of ways to confront chickweed. I will share with you my personal success, but Read More …