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Old 02-09-2009, 08:04 PM   #1
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Default From alien to natural. I need brambles.

We ripped out a bunch of invasive, non-native brambles and I'd like to put some brambles back for the bunnies and such but I'm wondering what's a native that would work but wouldn't go crazy and take over everything.

I'm in MD. Zone 7. Mid-Atlantic. Not coastal. Any ideas?
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Old 02-09-2009, 08:24 PM   #2
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You might want to let people know which province you are in. County might be better. http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/nativesMD/info.htm
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Old 02-09-2009, 08:27 PM   #3
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Montgomery County. Piedmont.
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Apologies, in looking at your profile I see you are an ecoregion 45.
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Default Gaylussacia, Ceanothus, Viburnum, & Rubus

Think about trying a mix of species. Look up Gaylussacia frondosa, Ceanothus americanus, and Viburnum acerifolium. Rubus odoratus var. odoratus shouldn't get away from you and be a problem in a dry backyard.
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Montgomery County. Piedmont.
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Some of these links may be helpful.

Montgomery Conservation
http://www.montgomeryconservation.org/ShedMgmt.htm

Native Woody Plants of Montgomery County, Maryland
http://www.mdflora.org/survey_data/J...sAddendum.html

Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat and Conservation Landscaping in Maryland
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/nativesMD/info.htm


Maryland Native Plant Society
http://mdflora.org/
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:43 PM   #7
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Getting close to 50 years since I left Mongomery County , was raised in Bethesda-Kensington.

Equil would get a chuckle out of me as a prim and proper cadet at a military preporatory academy there . That was a lifetime ago .
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Naaa, I could see it. You do have a silly bone in you though.
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Getting close to 50 years since I left Mongomery County , was raised in Bethesda-Kensington.

Equil would get a chuckle out of me as a prim and proper cadet at a military preporatory academy there . That was a lifetime ago .
I lived in Kensington myself 30 years ago. That was back when we had woods behind the house and not White Flint Mall. We lived there for a year. After that it was Rockville. My parents and one of my brothers still live there.
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I lived in Kensington myself 30 years ago. That was back when we had woods behind the house and not White Flint Mall. We lived there for a year. After that it was Rockville. My parents and one of my brothers still live there.
My father owned the gas station on the corner of Armory and Howard Avenue . He was also one of the founding members of the Cedarbrook swimming club . We lived further down Cedar Lane on the corner at Amherst Lane . He planted lots of bamboo around the backyard , as a testimony to its (bamboo) invasiveness and longevity , I just recently used google earth and "visited " the old place . I see that the bamboo seems to have taken over the back yard and encroached onto neighboring properties . They will probably have to nuke the place to get rid of it all .

Back in the 60's there were lots of woods still around . " Nevermore" .
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