Burdock? Weeds?

katisu(5 Indy)July 26, 2014

We just bought a house and a previous owner was a master gardener at the Indianapolis Museum of Art's gardens/woods. There have been a few residents in between and everything is really overgrown. We just weeded a flower bed and there were a few that we weren't sure what they were. We know nothing about gardening, but really want to learn.

I think the large-leafed plant is a burdock? And it's a weed? I know the hostas are fine. Someone used a weed whacker (not us) and chopped several down that are coming back.

Anyways, we know the hostas stay. Are the other plants weeds, too?

What is this bush? It looks like it's dying. Can we nurse it back to health?

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Carrie B

Post a closeup of the other ones. Lots of us here prefer one or two plants per post.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 11:14PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

the one dead center.. looks like a weed to me.. perhaps the burdock ... you mention

we need to focus on a leaf ... and the plant.. not straight down pix.. and throw a scale in ... anything we might recognize ..

ken

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 8:42AM
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katisu(5 Indy)

This one is the one I think is Burdock, a weed. I'm relying heavily on Google image searches to identify things.

Is this for sure a weed?

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 4:06PM
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katisu(5 Indy)

This is what the plants in the back are.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 4:08PM
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katisu(5 Indy)

This is what the plants in the back look like.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 4:10PM
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Carrie B

The center one is burdock, a weed.

Last one is Japanese anemone. Lovely plant for part shade, but can be an aggressive spreader in some gardens.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 4:10PM
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katisu(5 Indy)

Great, thanks! I'm fine with it spreading. I'd love the plants to be much denser in that area.

It won't kill off the hostas will it?

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 4:16PM
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Carrie B

Hostas should be fine. If it spreads so much that it looks like it's overtaking the hosta, you can always dig out a 12-18" ring around the hosta.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 4:22PM
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donna_in_sask

Barring disease and critters, hostas are normally hard to kill; I wouldn't be worried.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 4:24PM
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katisu(5 Indy)

Thank you, everyone!

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 5:57PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

BTW there are at least 2 other Burdocks in the top pic. The Japanese Anemone is easy to control if necessary. Just pull/dig out excess clumps.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2014 at 5:01AM
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