The issue: Scotch thistle (Onopordum acanthium L.), is a non-native plant from Eurasia. This biennial, which can reach 12 feet, forms a rosette with large leaves and a deep taproot the first season. The leaves and stems are gray-green in color. Scotch thistle has very prominent stem “fins” a…

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Fall weed control: Get a jump on perennial weeds

Fall weed control: Don’t wait for biennials to flower in the spring

The Enemy: Chinese Elm (Ulmus parifola)

The Enemy: In the spirit of CHRISTmas — holly, that is English holly (Ilex aquifolium). Holly is a perennial evergreen shrub that can grow into large trees. As we all have seen around the holidays, it has wavy and waxy leaves with small spines. This plant comes from woodlands in Europe, East…