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New Plants for 2010

As we get ready for another season, Dragonfly Aquatics is currently working on adding some new plants for the 2010 season. In the upcoming weeks we will be announcing our new plant varieties. The first we’ve added are our new Lotus for 2010.  The Penelope and Double Rose.  The Penelope is a pure white lotus and […]

Plants are Growing Nicely in the Greenhouses

     There is nothing better in late winter, than going out to the greenhouses and seeing all the bog plants growing and some of the tropical water lilies starting to bloom again. We heat several greenhouses, so most of the plants we sell are available year round. But, as the days get longer and there […]

Dwarf Papyrus (Cyperus haspans)

Dwarf Papyrus is a perfect plant for tub gardens or table top container ponds.   While the dwarf is a perfect smaller plant for container gardening or smaller ponds if you have a large pond you might want to stick with the larger variety, Dwarf Giant Papyrus which grows about 3 ft tall. Our Dwarf Papyrus are […]

Dwarf Cattails

Dwarf Cattails are popular with most of our customers.  They are ideal for smaller ponds and container water gardens as well as the regular ponds.  They grow in sun to part shade in moist soil or water to just 5 inches deep.  Dwarf cattails grow to only about 36 inches in height and do well in […]

Fall & Winter Care of Hardy Bog/Marginal Plants

Once your hardy marginal plants begin to brown, usually after the first hard frost, prune back excess foliage and discard any decaying material, so it does not compromise the water quality over the winter months.  Potted bog plants such as Pickerel, Thalia Dealbata, and Japanese Variegated Iris should be placed at a sufficient depth to […]

Bugs on Plants

As any gardener knows, after the planting is finished there is  always work to be done in the garden.  I recently had some little white bugs on my Spider Lily and  thought I would share my remedy for this. There are alot of products on the market for killing aphids that sometimes find our plants in […]

Essential Summer Pond Care

There are some essential tasks to take care of during the summer while enjoying your pond.  Water plants can outgrow their containers during the warm summer months. If your waterlilies are covering too much pond surface, simply prune outer leaves of the lily down to half their spread. You will want to remove dead lily pads […]

Please – Don’t Drown Me

I’ve been wanting to write something on this subject for some time now. Finally, I have a bit of time to address the subject of water depth for bog plants and marginal plants. Simply put, bog plants like their “feet” wet. Translation….roots and soil moist at all times.  When the plants are first planted, this […]

Achieving Pond Nirvana – Six Plants For Your Pond

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 […]