Last week during the Larry Meiller Garden Talk (Wisconsin Public Radio) program, a woman called in to ask what she could do to get rid of Scilla aka Siberian Squill (Scilla siberica). This invasive non-native plant was taking over her lawn and was now moving into her woods. My ears perked up immediately since I, too, have a problem with this nasty non-native.
I don’t know where it came from — probably the birds — but it’s been a “growing” problem for me for several years. It started with one tiny plant in one of my native plant woodlands and has since moved out to the lawn and a second woodland and into the prairie. I’ve tried digging out the bulbs, but they go so deep into the ground, they’re impossible to remove. [Read more…]