I live on a 5 acre country property and was quite excited to see Gardening Life's articles on country gardens and big plants. I've had one plant which grew for the first time this year and I did not know what it was. I recognized it in the big plant article as being one of the invasive plants - giant hogweed. The article suggested keeping these plants confined by a patio or in a large pot and to not let go to seed. However, in our local paper there was an article about these weeds and they are a big concern to the county at present as they are quite poisonous. I did a bit of research and found this plant to be a Class A noxious weed which leads to severe scaring and breathing problems. If you burn them, the sap can travel through the smoke and cause eye problems and respiratory problems. I am confused as GL did not mention this very important info at all, and I usually find GL to be comprehensive. Does anyone else know of these plants? Does anyone have a sure fire way to get rid of them?