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Noxious weeds starting to emerge in early March

It might still be snowing in the mountains, but it’s not too early to find noxious weeds starting to emerge. On a recent tour of a few Seattle locations with noxious weed specialist Karen Peterson, I was able to find quite an assortment. 650 more words

Noxious Weeds

Poison Hemlock

Pest: Poison Hemlock (Conium maculatum)

Pest Type: Biennial broadleaf herbaceous weed

Major Identifying Features: Highly poisonous weed, invasive, can be mistaken for carrots, celery etc., first leaves are distinctive (simple tapered at base, elliptical and rounded at tip, and prominent veins below surface), grows rosette, dark glossy-green leaves that are 2 feet long and divided several times, no hairs… 100 more words

Yard and Garden: June 10, 2016

This is the Q&A for the Yard and Garden show for June 10, 2016. Yard and Garden Live is a call-in radio show I do on KUTT 99.5 FM from 10-11:30 am and it will run through August 5, 2016. 1,003 more words

Yard & Garden Live

Goat Hill Giving Garden volunteers learn about and remove poison hemlock threatening the garden

Poison-hemlock met its match last month in the volunteers of the Goat Hill Giving Garden in downtown Seattle. On May 5, volunteers met with noxious weed specialist Mary Fee to learn how to identify and remove poison-hemlock plants that had popped up near the garden. 301 more words

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There's Poison on the Trail

Poison Hemlock

Japanese Hops

As I walk by the river these days, I am overwhelmed by itchy green things. Poison hemlock plants tower over me on their purple mottled stalks, their delicate white flowers opening like tiny parasols over their broad, finely-cut leaves. 103 more words

Monocacy River

Down by the Station (Terminal) Early in the Morning

My stepfather had a nickname for me: Madam District Attorney. I like to think this was a compliment to my interest in justice. Growing up with two younger half-sisters, one of my favorite complaints was “THAT’S NOT FAIR!!!” 1,366 more words