I didn't plant that....

May 13, 2019

I didn't plant that....

May 13, 2019

Jasmine overcrowded by myoporum and weeds.
Thanks to the abundance of rain received this past winter and spring, your landscape may be like mine, flourishing with vegetation that I did not plant. In other words, weeds, plants of no value growing vigorously in my garden, some even choking out those plants that I do desire and are pushing my tolerance level beyond it's limits.

But.... how do you know if it is a weed, or maybe a native plant whose seeds have been dormant, or something shared by a friendly critter?

You can check out the Calflora website database and learn about plants that grow wild in California - both native and weeds.

Or, if you think something might be overly invasive, go through  the California Invasive Plant Council gallery - a very extensive collection of photos to find out if it is a landscape friend or foe.


By Tammy Majcherek
Author - Community Educator II