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Wicked Plants

Author Amy Stewart takes you on a tour of notorious plant villains that might be in your own backyard.

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Hello, mate,
I am presently in an English nick in Wormwoood Scrubs. Me and a few blokes are planning a break out. We would need afew suggestions as how to grow the most murderous little greenies faster than you can say Bobs Your Uncle. We have another member of our, uh, fellowship who has been assigned to Her Majesty's Garden Program where, they take im out to the right Queens grounds and learn him how to master the art of gardening but 'hees also willing to be aid us if we take the pickah along. So, love, what grows good and quick in our northern island clime and kills gaol guards faster than you can say rippah.
Your.
Charles Bollix Chesterton
10-15 years
Train Robbery
Wormwood Scrubs

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Oh Amy, how you've opened my eyes! I never knew my exquisite flowers held such secrets. My orchids, hibiscus, birds of paradise, gingers, etc. are my passion. But I guess I better not turn my back on them!
Aloha
Pam Chun

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That does it.

Thank you for the informative video. I knew about the oleander and don't live in the South, but just to be safe, I'm going to quit doing yard work, at least until I buy your book.  How can my wife object? It might kill me.

If you had put this post on Redroom a year ago, there's no telling what our yard would look like by now. I get the uneasy feeling that my area (Napa) probably can play host to most of the things you mentioned. I have things growing in the back yard who's only real virtue is that they sprouted and flowered for a while.

The 'volunteers' have a sucess rate of about 100%. The stuff we plant, fertilize, water and otherwise fuss over has a much lower batting average. I pray I haven't let a killer into our midst.