Finding Beauty in a Woodland

  • Post published:04/27/2024
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Lots of work

I hope many people heard about Wisty Rorabacher and her restoration work at the Green River swimming area in Greenfield. Here she was showing me how to kill  bad invasive plants and help beautiful local plants. The invasive Japanese Knotweed can get very large, and Wisty helped show me, and my husband, how to get rid of those. It takes a lot of time.

Bad Weeds

This photo shows the Japanese Knotweed that will grow to be large, but I cut a lot of them down.

A White Flower

Wisty took me on a little walk to show some of the flowers that are beginning to bloom. I don’t know the name of this plant with little white blossoms  – but I also saw a beautiful purple trilium blooming. In addition, I saw green trout lilies. These spring ephemerals will soon bloom with either a white or yellow blossom. That day will come soon.

Wake Robin Trillium

I will continue to visit the woodland beyond the river, learning about the different flowers, and helping get rid of the wicked invasive weeds.

This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Susan Calabria

    Hi Pat! So how does one get rid of invasive knot weed? I’m sure that many would like to know.

  2. Pat

    Susan – I’m glad you got to see the post. I was fascinated by the whole thing. As for knot weed it takes years to kill it one snip at a time. The area has a lot of trees, some dead and falling down, and once it got started, lots of bad plants take over. This afternoon I was working on the knot weed, and my husband was working on the very prickery multiflora roses.

  3. Oh fun, Trilliums and other native plants. I believe the one with white flowers is Dicentra canadensis…one of its nicknames is Squirrel Corn. Yes, I agree: Removing the invasive species is hard work! Good for you!

  4. Pat

    Beth – Thank you for reminding me of Squirrel Corn! The garden is getting fuller and fuller. I am enjoying it so much.

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