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Named to Amazon’s “Top 100 Books of 2013”How to Eradicate Invasive PlantsPlants by Teri Dunn Chace

Invasive plants are a growing threat to home landscapes, affecting native plants, wildlife, and humans. This clear, easy-to-use book shows you how to recognize the “enemy”; offers eradication options, from simple, organic approaches to the safest and most responsible ways to use chemicals; and enables you to identify 200 of the most common invasives.



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    purple loosestrife
    purple loosestrife

    “Every garden shed should have a copy of this book.The wisdom it wields will hold the invaders at the gate.” Roger B. Swain, host of The Victory Garden

    “A pleasure about a pain…The book should win a readability award. It is laid out with style and panache. There is great use of color, fonts, shadings, pagination, background and spacing. The first 130 pages are a textual pleasure, and the rest is of course, profiles of the plants themselves. For once, (most of) the photos are clear, detailed and helpful, unlike so many other plant and bird books, where drawings add heat but no light to your research.” David Wineberg on

    “Chace writes with a casual, affable, and sometimes humorous style that makes this book a pleasure to read.” Thirsty Brooks on

    “Wonderful book! There’s so much information on how to get rid of those nasty invasives. I have been gardening for over 30 years and there are methods in this book that I’ve never even heard of.” Lisa Bourrett on

    “This book is indispensable for the Landscape designer/gardener. Most of my customers have some invasive plant that they want to eradicate and this book is my “go to” book! Excellent resource for the amateur and professional.” Karen on

    Bishop's goutweed
    Bishop’s goutweed

    “There must be a zillion books about what to plant, but not much in the way of how to identify and get rid of the nasties that flourish in our yards. What I really like about this book is that it is honest about what is invasive, even if it might hurt some feelings. For example the butterfly bush is one that many people plant and is still sold in nurseries everywhere, but this book is one of the vanguard that realizes that these bushes spread prolifically, often displacing native plants. There are many others that everyone agrees are weeds, like wild onion, purple loosestrife, and poison ivy, just to name a few…If you want to avoid chemicals as much as possible and get your yard/garden invasive-free, then this book is the best resource I have seen to date.” Sensible Gal on

    “Chace posits an intriguing concept: “Whether or not you subscribe to . . . the sense that an unwanted plant needs to be respected, first, it is easy to see that . . . numerous ‘bad’ plants have uses. If nothing else, all these rapidly growing invasives sequester carbon.” Whitney Scott, Booklist