Plant restart?
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by DerSchoeneBahnhof
18h ago
I have a couple of cala lillies I planted in the bog last November. One of them appears to have good roots, the other one, eh, I don't know. Is it still too early for these to regrow? In zone 9b. Maybe I need to be more patient? Another canna just restarted, and the elephant ears are slowing coming back to life. CG ..read more
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The bounty of bog plants so far this year
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by Hound Heaven
18h ago
The first couple of years I allowed water above the gravel in the bog and had so much string algae that I could barely see the gravel, so this year the water is just below the surface (sorry frogs). I've been pleased to see how many plants have survived the winter - this was the first for the carnivorous plants and all seem happy. I have 3 types of pitchers, a sundew and a flytrap planted in peat. In the gravel I have 2 iris' with their first buds, one elephant ear, White Ginger, Luna swirl... Read more ..read more
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Alpine planting in rocks on margins
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by dinm
18h ago
Has anyone planted alpine plants like Saxifraga on the margins by essentially building a miniature rock garden? I just received one saxifraga today, and while it's a great plant, in clay it is as good as death after a month, it can't handle wet soil, at least that has been my experience. And in rocks it just looks natural, my natural idea of course is just creating a little void space held by rocks on the margins, plant the saxifraga in between and fill in with gravel. This is what they do... Read more ..read more
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Ok to let lotus loose in the pond?
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by Heruga
3d ago
Well my pond is about 12ftx7ft and I had 2 planters of lotus sunk in the pond(never bloomed for 2 years). Yesterday I went in the pond to check on them and one of them escaped the pot with new tubers extending 4 ft from the pot. So I took both of them out of the pots and just dumped them in the water as is and now they are just sitting on the bottom on the pond liner. My pond is unfiltered so all the gunk should have plenty of nutrients in there so I don’t think it needs a soil mix? I also... Read more ..read more
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Annual pond plants
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by dinm
6d ago
Does anyone know what aquarium plants can do well in ponds during the growing season? I've heard some people talking about it but I've not seen many plants mentioned, other than some grasses which can be anchored to the bottom of the pond apparently those can be hardy too, but I'm looking for some more exotic things ..read more
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Plant ID/Horsetail!?
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by ATP
6d ago
Have a plant I have not seen before coming up in my bog. Online searches lead me to horsetail, which is something I never purposefully added. Can anyone confirm this is horsetail from the pics ..read more
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How to plant impatiens in filter
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by Ariel
1w ago
I am wanting to plant an impatien or two in my bog filter and I’m wondering if I can just take a plant from a greenhouse that has been growing in dirt and plant it in the gravel and water or do I need to root cuttings in water and then plant them? I don’t know if roots that are used to potting soil will do too well being planted into water and gravel ..read more
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Scouring Rush(Horsetail) Overgrowth
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by Gardening Hockey Player
1w ago
Good Day, I am having a hard time controlling the spread of scouring rush or horsetail in my pond. Tried a natural pond plant killer before but did not seem to work and want to limit the amount of products I put into the water. Lately I have been going into the water with hip waders and pulling them, which has been difficult as they are growing slightly deeper than my hip waders in some spots. Has anyone had any experience with an overgrowth of this plant and have any insights around how... Read more ..read more
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When do you need to worry about algae?
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by hamstermann
1w ago
to save @GBBUDD from making the joke: "When you actually HAVE a pond". I know, I know... But seriously, I know that plants fight/reduce the algae by consuming the nutrients, creating a low-nutrient environment and essentially starving the algae out. But is there a point at which the algae will actually choke out and kill the plants instead? Like if the plant is 50% covered by algae? 70%? What does your experience and/or research say ..read more
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Water lilies and fertilizer
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by dinm
2w ago
My water lilies are doing quite nice right now, almost reached the surface. I bought one of those pond baskets a while ago, filled it up with garden clay soil. But what kind of fertilizer do I need to use? I don't have the specialized water lily ones where I live, not sure if Osmocote slow release is okay ..read more
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