Accent on Natural Landscaping
June 29, 2018
Pat Clancy says
July 15, 2018 at 8:44 am
Thanks for writing about Cow Parsnip and Angelica. They are both beautiful, and we need to defend them since they are easily confused with Hogweed. Cow Parsnip has been part of my prairie since it was seeded in 1996. Being a biennial, it moves around and multiplies, sometimes showing up in a crack at the edge of the driveway or a path, which isn’t the best location; and sometimes it finds the perfect spot to show itself off as an accent plant. I have a turn-around in my driveway, the “island garden” featuring a large red maple with understory plants (some non-native). The island is roughly teardrop shape with the point facing front. Last year, Cow Parsnip planted itself right at the apex and looks stunning there!
Donna VanBuecken says
July 15, 2018 at 10:10 am
Hi! Pat — It’s great to hear from you. Yes, I’ve learned to appreciate the cunningness of native plants. They always seem to know where the best place is to grow to show themselves off — even if we sometimes don’t think so!
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