Only a few inches away a much smaller Chestnut sapling, probably from the same root system, was untouched by the fungus. For now, anyway.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Update 6/9/2009: A reader reports that a 20-yr-old committed suicide at that spot in 2004 and his friends commissioned the engraving. How sad.
Posted by Teresa at 9:39 AM
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
This time around, however, I was amazed. The pesto was delicious, assuming you like garlic, especially spread over Triscuits, but like any pesto you can also put it on pasta or whatever. My teenage son and husband liked it. I took it to work and people loved it and wanted to know all about Garlic Mustard and where it can be picked.
here is the one I used. Important tip: The pesto is better after sitting in the frig for a day.
Here's where I got my Garlic Mustard: Birchbank Trail, just in from the parking area on Birchbank Road. In the photo above, all the plants growing right along the trail are Garlic Mustard. Yes, there is an ordinance against picking plants in the open space but trust me, it's more than OK. You will be doing us all a favor by removing this invasive plant and you could be pulling it up for hours at Birchbank and there would still be lots more. In places it is smothering out Dutchman Breeches and Trillium, and that's just not right. And please, bare root the plant, but don't throw the remains on your mulch pile, or it'll take root. There are an infinitive number of other places Garlic Mustard grows (quite possibly in your backyard, for starters), but I don't recommend eating anything right along the roadway due to possible contamination of the soils with heavy metals.
Posted by Teresa at 5:08 PM