Random Garden Tip: 

Water with Old Coffee and Tea
That old coffee and tea remaining at the bottom of your mug? Do not discard it down the drain– discard it on your plants, rather!

 

Christian: So invasive plants are actually defined by federal law. In 1996, President Clinton put an executive order defining an invasive plant as not just a noxious weed, but a noxious weed that is foreign to the North American continent and has the capability of reproducing and causing major economic or human-health harm. And part of that executive order, he established the ability for states to create invasive plant councils.

So here in Connecticut, we have a Connecticut Invasive Plant Council made up of scientists, professors, members of our ag extension service, DEP and other professionals in the field that catalog different plant species and rule whether or not they’re indeed an invasive plant.