Originally Posted by amelanchier
Yeah... I'm inclined to agree, but... if your goal is providing a home for rare native plants to help them get back on their feet, they may not be able to deal with the competition from a total laissez-faire approach, esp. in the short run when garden soil is typically quite disturbed and prone to weedy takeover. But def. think these "weeds" need to be rehabilitated in the public mind.
I guess I'm thinking that they will fill in the disturbed soil for a season or two while getting other natives established. If they end up hindering the growth of rare ntives, that would be a different story...I guess without specifics it is all speculation...too many variables at play.
So, we agree on that.