6-18-02 I live in Northern Illinois and our neighborhood is trying to establish a policy for homeowners whose homes border either a pond or a natural wetland and a general policy for runoff of the other homes in the neighborhood. We need help with plants along the edges, insect (primarily mosquitoes)control, geese control, etc. Any more »
Monthly Archives:: July 2002
Just wanted to let everyone know I was back from an absolutely great Wild Ones Annual Meeting and a wonderful Wild Ones conference put on by the Columbus (OH) Chapter. At the Annual Meeting we had members from as far east as Maine, New York and Maryland and as far west as Missouri. Other states more »
Any tips for preparing planting beds under trees in general? — Portia for the Louisville (KY) Show Me Tell Me group.
Does anyone have any great success stories on what really grows well under those thirsty maple trees? — Portia for the Louisville (KY) Show Me Tell Me group.
I may have at least a partial answer to a recurring problem for many prairie builders. I have been having trouble with cool season grasses such as bluegrass, timothy, quake and, especially, reed canary grass. This May, I attached a terry cloth towel to a board of the same length and attached a string loop more »
I thought Wild Ones members might be interested in the information about preventing new introductions of invasive plants on the Missouri Botanic Gardens website: http://www.mobot.org/iss/ — Marlene of Woodstock, IL
Note from WO Hostess: The Wild Ones Executive Director asked me to pass the following comments on to you which were sent in response to her request to the chapter presidents that they remove Wild Ones aliases from their e-mail address/contact books to prevent viruses from being transmitted to other Wild Ones alias. The e-net more »
As a senior citizen, I am finding it difficult to mow 250 feet of two VERY steep ditches paralleling my road. They are so steep, the lawnmower sometimes cannot be pushed and falls over. I have recently allowed the area to go to weed and neighbors are complaining…(note: there are no young people in my more »
I read that spruce needles are toxic. Does anyone know if that is only for emerging seedlings or also for existing vegetation, like shrubs? Anyone have any experience with it? Does anyone know where I could find out? We recently had to cut down 50 large spruce trees and are putting them through a chipper. more »