Monthly Archives:: July 2002

Resources for native plants

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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 »

2002 Annual Meeting

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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 »

Controlling cool season grasses

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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 »

Internet viruses

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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 »

Plants for steep ditches

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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 »

Toxic spruce needles

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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 »