Tag: water garden plants

Guide to Pond Plants and Aquatic Baskets

A Practical Guide to Pond Plants and Aquatic Baskets Pond plants come in various shapes and sizes, but also have very different growing habits. Therefore, it is not surprising that things can get quite confusing when trying to choose the right sized aquatic baskets to house the right pond plants. I have written this article […]

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Scented Mentha for Ponds and Water Gardens

Scented Mentha for Ponds and Water Gardens On my retail Aquatic Nursery Lilies Water Gardens, I have a very special and popular collection of plants that are suitable for ponds and their surrounding areas.  The three species I grow, are all quite different in growing habit but they all have one thing in common, and […]

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Astilbe for Pond Surroundings

Astilbe for Pond Surroundings and use In the Water Garden Astilbe, (also known as False Goats Beard) is a perennial native to mountains, ravines and woodlands in Asia and North America.  There are many different species that have been cross-bred to produce the many hundreds of hybrids available today. As a result, different hybrids flower at […]

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Caltha Palustris (marsh marigolds)

Caltha Palustris (Marsh-Marigolds) Marsh marigolds are members of the plant family called Ranunculaceae and are native to marshes, fens, ditches, streams and damp woodlands.  As with all Ranunculus, the plants are poisonous.  Marsh Marigolds have many traditional and folklore names such as, Yellow-Boots, Molly- Blobs, Horse- Blobs, Water-Blobs and Water- Bubbles.  Other names given seem […]

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Blanket Weed Problems

Blanket Weed Problems   How do I get rid of blanket weed?  I must have been asked this question a million times, and have removed tons of the stuff over the last 25 years.  Blanket weed, also known scientifically as ‘Filamentous or String Algae, must be just about the most annoying, invasive nuisance plant to […]

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