Bindweeds

Bindweeds

We have discovered two types of bindweed in our plantings – Field bindweed (Convolvus arvensis) and Hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium). This isn’t good news when some researchers have called Field bindweed the 12th and the 10th “worst weed in the world” (Pfirter et...
Going “au naturale”

Going “au naturale”

What is ecological restoration? Some define it as returning the land to pre-settlement conditions, which in Wisconsin is pre-1830. Some define it as unnecessary work because they believe that “nature knows best” and to just let “nature take its course.” If we are to...
Queen Anne’s Lace

Queen Anne’s Lace

Queen Anne’s Lace (Daucus carota) also known as wild carrot is a biennial invasive with a long taproot. It is native to Europe, southwestern Asia and North Africa. Queen Anne’s lace, which we refer to as QAL, is found is nearly all habitats. It spreads aggressively by...