10 Beautiful Invasive Plants You Do Not Want In Your Garden

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Beautiful Invasive Plants You Do Not Want In Your Garden - I have been gardening for a long time and have personal experience with this list of invasive plants. Between being a lot of work to maintain and disrupting the native ecosystem, these vines and perennials are some of the invasive species you want to avoid planting in your garden.
Beautiful invasive plants you do not want in your garden

Since I’m in planning mode for adding a Japanese-inspired garden to my yard, I have been looking for plants that I will want to include in the space.  (You can see some of my inspiration for that HERE). And I was surprised to find that some types of Japanese maples (a requirement for a Japanese garden if you ask me) are on the Invasive Species list!

That got me thinking about all of the experiences I have had with invasive plants over the years.  I know that I do not want to intentionally plant another one!

For one thing, invasive species add so much more work to the gardening process.  If you read my post on low maintenance gardening, you know that even though I love my garden, I also don’t want to spend all of my free time working in it.

And the second problem is that most of these plants can easily escape your garden. When they set up shop in a natural habitat, they really cause a lot of damage to the native ecosystem.

So in the interest of sharing, click Next to see my list of 8 beautiful invasive plants you do not want in your garden.

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2 Responses

  1. Japanese Knotweed!
    You’ll never get rid of it as it slowly swallows your (and your neighbours) yard!

    • Thanks, Maija! I haven’t had to deal with that one personally, but I’ve heard it’s awful!

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