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Name: Chantell
Middle of Virginia (Zone 7a)

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Chantell
Apr 8, 2016 11:17 PM CST
Here are 2 plants someone's blessed me with last year or year before. I'm fairly certain the larger of the 2 is a lilac - possibly Hart's NOID White. Any ideas?
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Name: Chantell
Middle of Virginia (Zone 7a)

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Chantell
Apr 8, 2016 11:19 PM CST
My son just purchased his first home and has a nice large front and backyard. I've seen this growing up other trees before but for the life of me can't remember if it's dangerous to the tree or not. Any enlightenment would be appreciated.
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Name: Chantell
Middle of Virginia (Zone 7a)

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Chantell
Apr 8, 2016 11:27 PM CST
Last but not nearly least is regarding the Akebia quinata in my yard. It has taken over...literally taken over half the yard. My HOA and I have repeated discussions Sighing! regarding my 'vines' going over my fence (townhouse) despite the rear of my townhouse backing to woods and my neighbors on either side not really caring. As many of you know...I detest using chemicals. This anaconda-like vine grows all around my plants that are back there specifically for the hummers, butterflies and the other birds...I truly don't want to spray anything that will hurt them. Is there anything natural that can annihilate this vine?
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Name: Sally
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sallyg
Apr 9, 2016 3:07 PM CST
Congrats to your son!
Yes, that could be a Lilac noid Hart's White, I have been giving the out (potted suckers)

Poison ivy vines can do that on trees, so be very careful handling it. Poison ivy won't hurt the tree. Any leaves that you can get a closeup on? I think regular Hedera ivy is also possible.

Sympathies on the vine. Getting under the plants and cutting as close to the ground as possible is the only non toxic method I can think of.
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ssgardener
Apr 9, 2016 6:58 PM CST
That hairy vine does look like poison ivy. Just looking at it is making me itchy. Blinking

This is one time that I might call in a landscaping company to cut the vine down and spray it with heavy-duty ivy killers. But that's just me and my poison ivy paranoia talking. Big Grin
Name: Susan
Vienna, VA (Zone 7a)
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Muddy1
Apr 11, 2016 7:17 PM CST
Ric mentioned cutting invasive plants at the base and sticking the cutting in round-up to kill the rest...I wonder whether this method would help with the vine?

Maybe your HOA would send volunteers to help pull it up Whistling
Name: Chantell
Middle of Virginia (Zone 7a)

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Chantell
Apr 11, 2016 8:23 PM CST
OMG....brilliant....absolutely brilliant...I will be doing that this weekend... Thank You!
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Name: Judy
Mid Atlantic Coastal Plain USA (Zone 7b)
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MariposaMaid
Apr 12, 2016 8:37 AM CST
For vine ID here are pics of

English Ivy
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Poison Ivy
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Winter Creeper
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Poison Ivy seems to take the straightest, most direct route to the top and is hairiest.
English Ivey meanders and circles tree with side branches and is evergreen (Poison ivy is not evergreen) Winter Creeper isn't hairy, but is evergreen and has side branches all along the main stem.

It is Spring so sap is running. Clean all tools, etc thoroughly. Good luck!

Name: Robin Bunch
Odenton, Maryland (Zone 7a)
robinbunch5
Apr 19, 2016 5:18 PM CST
I could use a little help with this plant, I don't know if it is a kind of attractive 23rd or if it is something I planted. Has tiny blue flowers.
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Name: Sally
central Maryland
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sallyg
Apr 19, 2016 8:34 PM CST
Robin, it's a forget me not, could have strayed from my yard, I have tons, Gita has it too
Myosotis sylvatica I think
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Name: Robin Bunch
Odenton, Maryland (Zone 7a)
robinbunch5
Apr 20, 2016 4:52 AM CST
Cool, thanks Sally. I will let it grow.
Name: Gita Veskimets
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gitagal
Apr 23, 2016 2:16 PM CST
Pulled this up from the back of a bed. Looks like it could be a tree or shrub?
It has the woody stem. Also--it had a long root already at the bottom.

Potted it up--just in case,,,,, Crossing Fingers! Thanks, Gita

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Name: Chantell
Middle of Virginia (Zone 7a)

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Chantell
Apr 23, 2016 8:55 PM CST
Plants coming up...anyone recognize the foliage? Here's the first one...
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Name: Chantell
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Chantell
Apr 23, 2016 8:56 PM CST
And here's the 2nd - TIA
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Name: Sally
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sallyg
Apr 23, 2016 9:13 PM CST
Gita, I would have to see that in person, might be Sycamore tree, or might not. Their baby leaves aren't shaped fully like mature ones.

Chantell, Goldenrod 75% sure, and virginia creeper 95% sure.

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Name: Susan
Vienna, VA (Zone 7a)
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Muddy1
Apr 23, 2016 9:23 PM CST
Chantell, the first plant looks like some kind of Aster, and the second one looks like Virginia Creeper.
Name: Chantell
Middle of Virginia (Zone 7a)

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Chantell
Apr 24, 2016 5:11 AM CST
Thank you both - will wait and see on 1st - 2nds getting yanked!!
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Name: Chantell
Middle of Virginia (Zone 7a)

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Chantell
Apr 24, 2016 7:35 AM CST
Sorry...but I have a couple more... This is what happens when you get to spend weekends in your yard LOL
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Name: Chantell
Middle of Virginia (Zone 7a)

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Chantell
Apr 24, 2016 7:36 AM CST
And if this is a big ole pot of feverfew is anyone interested?
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Name: David
Lucketts, Va (Zone 7a)
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greenthumb99
Apr 24, 2016 1:30 PM CST
Feverfew is a good guess. The preceding unknown is some species of Rubus (raspberry, blackberry, etc.).
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