Tag Archive | "floating water plants"

Busy Season

Thursday, April 28, 2011

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Busy Season

Well our busy season is upon us and we’re excited about the plants we’re sending.  We have several new pond plants this year.  A couple new lotus, waterlilies and bog plants.  Check them out at our store, www.dragonflyaquatics.com.  I often get questions about whether to use water lettuce or water hyacinths as floaters in the [...]

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Salvinia

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

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Salvinia

   New this year for Dragonfly Aquatics and will be added to our store. A floating, rootless aquatic fern that floats just below the water surface producing a pair of floating or emergent leaves that are green in color and oblong in shape. They have a third leaf that is brown in color and dangles underwater [...]

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Continuing to prepare for winter…

Friday, September 10, 2010

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HARDY LOTUS As the lotus leaves begin to turn brown, the lotus is beginning to go dormant for the winter. Do not cut off the leaves; allow them to die back naturally. After they die back at this point, it is safe to cut them off above the water line.  Its important to leave a [...]

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Summer Time Temperatures in April?

Saturday, April 3, 2010

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We had highs in the low to mid 80′s the last couple of days here in Ohio.  One week snow, the next unseasonably warm. Don’t want to get too used to it though, next week we will be back to the normal spring time temperatures. Normal here this time of year is mid 50′s to [...]

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What Happened to Spring…..

Friday, March 26, 2010

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This is what some of us in the North woke up to this morning, and this was after some of it had melted.  What happened to those 50 and 60 degree days???  Hopefully they will be back again soon.  How can we get started cleaning our ponds and thinking putting those new plants in if the [...]

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Achieving Pond Nirvana – Six Plants For Your Pond

Thursday, May 21, 2009

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There are five different types of plants that you will want to add to your pond to provide beauty and help you achieve an ecological balance in your water garden.   Submerged Plants Submerged plants such as Anacharis, Vallisneria, Cabomba, Hornwort and Red Ludwigia remove nutrients from the water so algae can’t thrive. Submerged plants do [...]

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