Category: Plant Health

Re-Potting Marginal Pond Plants

Re-Potting Marginal Pond Plants There are two types of marginal plants, shallow marginal plants and deep water marginal plants.  Shallow marginal plants grow literally at the water edge and require no more than 4 cm of water depth.  The different species and cultivars of deep water marginal plants require different water depths, but most will […]

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Growing Water Lilies in Deep Ponds

Growing Water Lilies in Deep Ponds One of the most frequent inquiries I receive is “What Water Lilies are suitable for deep water.”? The deepest water in larger ponds and lakes could be anywhere between 4 to 15 feet or even deeper. However, Water Lilies will not grow in waters of more than 5 ft deep… and […]

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Soleirolia Soleirolii (Mind-Your-Own-Business) for Ponds and Water Gardens

Soleirolia Soleirolii (Mind-Your-Own-Business) for Pond and Water Gardens Also often listed as Helxine Soleirolii, though mostly known under the common name Mind-Your-Own-Business. This very versatile, moisture-loving plant grows happy in sun, partial and/or full shade. Its many other names include: Baby Tears, Angels Tears, Irish Moss, Bread and Cheese, Friendship Plant, Pollyana Vine, Corsican Carpet, […]

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What is a Free Floating Pond Plant?

What is a Free Floating Pond Plant? There seems to be a lot of confusion and incorrect information over the internet and in books, about non-invasive free-floating pond plants.  Most free floating pond plants are very invasive. Please take this into consideration when introducing them to your water garden environment! Lemna Species (Duck weeds) and […]

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10 Must Have Submerged Deep Water Pond Plants

 10 Must Have Submerged Deep water Pond Plants Submerged pond plants play an essential role in maintaining a healthy pond.  Releasing oxygen into the water and taking up excessive nitrate levels at the same time, they create a perfect balanced environment for all pond life.  Some deep water plants are just water foliage plants. Meanwhile, others […]

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Marginal Pond Plants or Bog Garden Plants

Marginal Pond Plants Or Bog Garden Plants There seems to be a lot of confusion and inaccurate  information all over the internet on the categorizing of marginal pond plants and bog garden plants.  Like before in many of my articles I will now endeavor to set the record straight.  This information will be essential and informative to […]

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Growing Water Lilies in Containers

Growing Water Lilies in Containers When we think of Water Lilies, we tend to think of village ponds and lakes.  Water Lilies come in all different sizes; there are dozens of small Water Lily cultivars that are easy to grow in containers, requiring little maintenance. The only major requirement for Water Lily containers is full […]

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Oenanthes for Wild and Formal Pond Planting

Oenanthes for Wild and Formal Pond Planting There are many species of Oenanthes that grow wild in various wetland habitats.  They can be found in water meadows, streams, ditches, marshes, rivers, pond, lakes and bog-lands.  Most resemble weeds, so are rarely grown for use in the garden. There are however, a couple of varieties/species that […]

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