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  •  Do you know how much root is needed (11+ / 0-)

    for Ardisia to regrow?  I had a bit in my yard when I moved in and pulled it out and have not had much if any since (4+ years).  On Saturday we walked the trail in Mounds State Park and saw that quite a bit was coming up.  Some of it had been sprayed although not dead yet.  I pulled a few out, everything came up except the tips of the roots.  Maybe I should have just left them.

    Only a few of the Trilliums there had open flowers although there were plenty with buds.  No sign of life from the Trilliums in my yard at all.  Buckeye in the park and in my yard haven't started to leaf out either.  I'm going to give my wildlfower area a good soaking tonight.

    "To see both sides of a quarrel, is to judge with hate or alarm" - Richard Thompson

    by matching mole on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 10:00:03 AM PST

    •  the Ardisia does not regrow as easily as (10+ / 0-)

      Nandina from what I observe. Like I was trying to say, if the ardisia breaks off at the base it will regrow while the nandina has more of a taproot that sends out sideshoots easily. I have a picture of one that had 3" shoots just below the soil line. Those runners can go quite aways and then come up.

      Then there is privet that will regrow from any bit of root left in the ground. Good news is that each generation is less vigorous so eventually you can eliminate it.

      And finally - japanese climbing fern. Cut, burn, scrape the ground, spray - repeat.... And when in the woods, never touch the vines that spore as you will pick up and spread the spores. Those look more crinkly along the edges where the spores are.

      Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

      by PHScott on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 10:13:33 AM PST

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      •  Update on yard ephemerals and buckeye (7+ / 0-)

        Two Trillium underwoodii have come up, same two as last year which I think means the other two are probably defunct.  One of the two survivors will flower.

        No sign of any of my troutlily which I spread around.  They seemed pretty tough at first.

        One of my buckeye has (just) leafed out.  The other looks like it could follow any day.  I gave everything a really good drink.

        "To see both sides of a quarrel, is to judge with hate or alarm" - Richard Thompson

        by matching mole on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 02:57:32 PM PST

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