[NAFEX] In Search of Strange Plants!
road's end farm
organic101 at linkny.com
Mon Jan 29 09:57:42 EST 2007
On Jan 28, 2007, at 11:34 AM, ethan roland wrote:
> Howdy All-
> I am looking for sources of a handful of strange + interesting plants
> for a new forest garden I am planting in Upstate New York. I have not
> been able to locate any of the following, and I appreciate any leads
> y'all can give me! The plants are:
> - Amelanchier stolonifera (running juneberry)
> - Glycyrrhiza lepidota (American licorice)
> - Robinia viscosa (clammy locust)
> - Zanthoxylum americanum (prickly ash; American pepper tree)
> The characteristic I'm looking for with the first three is an ability
> to sucker and run...
Why are you looking specifically for invasives?
Are the above native to your area? (I think some are, but am not sure
about others. I'm not an expert on the subject.) Is everything you're
planning for your "forest garden" native to the area? You might be
planting problems for yourself, your neighbors, and remaining native
species already under stress.
I'm not saying, "never plant strange stuff that you haven't been able
to find already growing in your area". I'm just saying, "think first."
You may already have done so; in which case, apologies.
Finger Lakes NY; zone 5 mostly
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