| Sep 3, 2014
| 4:15 AM
Pastor Elbert Street noticed a small crack in the wall behind the pulpit at Grace Christian Baptist Church.
It widened. Then a branch appeared. A cluster of leaves unfurled.
That was when Street realized that something was growing between the walls of...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 1:02 PM
Lake County will be offering continuing education programs about aquatic plants and natural rights-of-way on Friday, Sept. 19 at the Leesburg Community Building, 109 E. Dixie Ave., Leesburg.
The workshop being sponsored by the Cooperative Invasive...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 6:43 PM
Q: A friend told me that a grass with white variegation in my garden is ribbon grass and that I should remove it since it is considered an invasive plant. The plant that I have is spreading, but not at an alarming rate yet. I like the color that it adds...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The delicate, knee-high grass Nassella tenuissima rises like a pale yellow cloud, with wispy tassels spilling from needle-thin green stems. Mass-planted, the grass evokes a rippling golden sea.
"If only those plants weren't so beautiful," Jan...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 8:03 AM
GLASTONBURY – Few invasives are harder to eradicate than Japanese knotweed.
That's why Glastonbury Partners In Planting is warning homeowners and landowners to be on the look out for the invasive plant also known as Japanese bamboo.
| Jul 29, 2014
| 12:59 PM
EAST HARTFORD — The East Hartford Hockanum River Watershed Council is taking over efforts to remove water chestnut, an invasive plant, from the Hockanum River on Saturday morning.
Residents are invited to take part in the event, which will begin at...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 6:48 PM
An Australian mosquito capable of transmitting viruses to humans and heartworm to dogs was found in the San Gabriel Valley, vector-control officials said Monday.
It’s believed to be the first sighting of the species in North America.
| Sep 12, 2014
| 4:54 PM
As I look out my bedroom window, I can see the leaves of the dogwood already taking on their red fall coloring. It's time to make plans for the end of summer. There's plenty to do and it's a lot more comfortable to do most of the chores in the still...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:21 PM
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary hired some new workers last month and, like a lot of summer help, they are getting low wages — $1 per day.
In an attempt to rid Hawk Mountain of a noxious weed called Japanese stiltgrass, the sanctuary has been leasing goats...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Pleistocene, shmeistocene. To lovers of North America’s wild horses, the mustangs’ link to their Ice Age relatives is far more important than their descent from introduced, domesticated horses.
The fans of today’s wild horses are...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 2:18 PM
When a plant is listed as invasive, how far does it spread? How far apart should I plant bamboo for a privacy screen?
How far? "Invasive" doesn't mean garden-variety nuisance — it means a foreign invader spreading aggressively until it has...