Feedback From Our Readers: Winter 2016

We consider every phone call, email, and social media comment carefully, and we’re humbled by the praise and advice that readers have shared.

| Winter 2016-2017

  • Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) can be an invasive pest in the garden, but it also has medicinal properties.
    Photo by Fotolia/zanna_

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A Nuisance Identified

I love your informative magazine! When you asked for article suggestions, I thought of the thousands of hours I’ve spent trying to remove a beautiful plant that was so invasive it choked out all my strawberries. Thanks to my local Master Gardener group and the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension office, I found out the ugly name that matched all that ugly behavior: mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris), pictured above. Grrrr! -Linda Kenney: Lincoln, Delaware

Linda, when pulling out your invasive mugwort, set some aside for the medicine cabinet. It’s a bitter tonic, plus it’s a common ingredient in herbal dream pillows.

In-Depth Coverage

It seems like a lot of other gardening magazines gloss over in-depth stories, such as “Plants Called Pumpkins” (Fall 2016). These are the stories that separate your magazine from all the others; thanks for including them! -Survey comment

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