The Gardenangelists

Clematis, Aggressive vs. Invasive Plants, and It's Not Too Late to Plant Veggies

May 21, 2019 Season 1 Episode 29
The Gardenangelists
Clematis, Aggressive vs. Invasive Plants, and It's Not Too Late to Plant Veggies
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The Gardenangelists
Clematis, Aggressive vs. Invasive Plants, and It's Not Too Late to Plant Veggies
May 21, 2019 Season 1 Episode 29
Carol Michel, Dee Nash
All about clematis, planting later in the vegetable garden, and invasive versus aggressive plants.
Show Notes


"Is there a better month in the garden than May when the skies are blue, the garden is lush, and there are flowers blooming in every color imaginable.  The promises of the season have yet to be broken and optimism reigns!" ~~ Carol Michel

Flower: Clematis, a member of the Ranunculaceae family. A good place to buy clematis online if your local garden center doesn't have a good selection is Brushwood Nursery. Just browse their catalog online and you’ll find lots of clematis you never knew existed. 

Vegetables: Don't panic! Memorial Day but it is still not too late to plant a vegetable garden.  In Oklahoma, you don’t have much time though. Dee tries to have everything planted in her vegetable and ornamental gardens by June 6. However, with squash, and some other vegetables like green beans, you can do multiple plantings so those are ok. Also, pumpkins, you need to wait anyway. And Carol likes to wait until Memorial Day weekend to plant her summer vegetables including tomatoes and peppers. 

Dirt: Garden Thugs, or all the plants we’ve planted so you don’t have to!

Definition of aggressive vs. invasive. Keep in mind though that a plant can be invasive in one region of the country and not in another. Some plants are considered invasive meaning they can readily spread into natural areas and pose a threat to disrupting ecosystems there. ~ Illinois Extension Service. Aggressive plants are those that tend to self-sow all over or have roots, like mint, that run throughout the garden.

Check your states invasive plant list and do not plant those plants listed in your garden

Oklahoma Invasive Plant List

Indiana Invasive Plant List


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