|Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) |
invades wetlands. Photo courtesy of fs.fed.us
Dan takes his job very seriously, but in addition to being a good writer, he also has a sense of humor. Invasive plants, pests and disease are seldom, if ever, funny, but Dan’s blog about invasive species is informative and witty. “Showdown in the Boxwood Hoophouse” and “Will We Rue Goat’s Rue” are his latest blog posts.
We all can play a role in safeguarding Oregon’s environment and our nursery industry. The first step is to avoid purchasing, planting or growing invasive plants and we suggest that you remove those you might be growing in your garden. Dan’s blog can help you stay informed and GardenSmart Oregon: a guide to non-invasive plants offers alternatives to invasive plants. The guide is available on the OAN website or you can stop by our office in Wilsonville to pick up a copy.
And of course, your wonderful local garden centers and specialty nurseries can help you select the right plant for that special place in your garden. Contact the OAN office (503.682.5089) for a free Nursery and Garden Center Guide or visit the online guide.