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September 15, 2009


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It just goes to say that not all research is correct and trial and error is sometimes best. Glad it worked out for you.


The class sounds like it will be helpful and fun!


It definitely looks healthy and happy. My water hyacinths have only bloomed twice in all the years I tried them, I do think they need a lot of sun. The water lilies may take time so don't give up on them. I think you have 'Sioux' if I remember right and mine get a good amount of shade and bloom great. I bet next year you have flowers.
I hope you share what you learn if you take the pond class, it sounds great.


Wow, I will be waiting with baited breath to find out how to overwinter that plant in the pond. It is marginally hardy here, in dry soil, but left in the pond might be just the ticket. I am amazed at the diversity of conditions it can withstand. I'm a believer. :-)


My dad had a small pond for several years. He stored most of his plants in the basement and they wintered fine. Your plants look great. I like the veriegated leaves.


It looks good at the pond, very delicate flowers.

elephant's eye

at they say sun or shade, but well drained. It is a South African, like me. Never seen it used as a water plant in its home country. Ours are next to the pond, and in the rose garden. Must say, yours looks happy!


Kathleen, looks like you made the right decision-a very healthy looking plant. Our local garden centers have free classes sometimes and I have learned a lot. Of course you feel kind of obligated o buy their products, but most of the time the are worth it. Let us know what you find out.

Shady Gardener

Kathleen - I read the title and thought "What??" :-) This is a really pretty plant. If you have any tips for overwintering, please post! I hope to do a little water next year? Or the next?? ;-)

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