Alert: Baby’s Breath May be Invading Your Garden!
Baby’s breath is a beautiful, delicate flower that can be found in many gardens. Unfortunately, it can also be an invasive species. If you are not careful, it can take over your entire garden and choke out other plants. Here is what you need to know about baby’s breath and how to prevent it from invading your garden.
What is Baby’s Breath?
Baby’s breath (Gypsophila paniculata) is a small, white flower with a delicate appearance. It is often used as a filler in floral arrangements and bouquets. It is a perennial plant that can often be found growing in gardens, along roadsides, and in fields.
Why is Baby’s Breath Invasive?
Baby’s breath is a very hardy plant that can easily spread and take over an area. It grows rapidly and can outcompete other plants for resources. It is also difficult to remove once it has become established.
How to Prevent Baby’s Breath from Invading Your Garden
- Keep it contained. Plant baby’s breath in a container or in an area where it can be easily contained and monitored.
- Monitor the growth. Check regularly to make sure the plant is not spreading beyond its designated area.
- Remove any stray plants. Pull up any stray baby’s breath plants that may have started to spread.
- Avoid planting it in areas where it can spread. Plant baby’s breath in areas that are well-contained and away from other plants.
Baby’s breath can be a beautiful addition to your garden, but it is important to be aware of its invasive nature. By taking the necessary steps to contain and monitor it, you can prevent it from taking over your garden.