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May 24, 2009

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tina

Very good idea! I wouldn't have thought of it up front either. We learn by living for sure.

Catherine/gardenerprogress

I think one reason they have fallen over for me is because they get so root bound, then they just sort of float. Your idea will give them more room to grow. I think you had a great solution. I've tried something similar, but the raccoons still manage to knock everything in.
I can't wait to see you calla bloom!

Racquel

Good idea Kathleen, I've heard of other water gardeners who have done similar things to keep their plants upright. I'm learning so much from your experiences that I might have to take a leap into another new direction & try a water garden. :)

RainGardener

I don't have a water garden but sounds like your doing great figuring it out and doing the right thing. Can't wait to see more.

Pam/Digging (Austin)

Yes, rocks in the pot are a good way to keep them upright. Also, plant your water plants (when you start dividing them) in heavy clay soil, not bagged potting soil, which is too light and will actually float out of the pot.

If you have prevailing winds and a particularly tall plant, site it on the opposite side of the pond from the wind and use bricks or rocks to wedge it on its shelf. The wind will blow it against the side of the pond, helping to hold it up, rather than into open water. I learned that lesson with a tall horsetail in my old container pond.

Tatyana

Hi Kathleen! I don't even try to start a water garden. It will die the next day...

Shady Gardener

I hope to put in a little water garden someday. My little pond liner has been in the garage rafters since we moved here. ha!

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