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Please Don’t Drown Me

I thought I’d publish this article we wrote last year again.  When trying to get some of the bog plants started in your ponds its best to start them out slowly in the water, since most of them are swamp like plants.  They can tolerate a few inches above their pot once they are established […]


Attracting butterflies to your backyard water feature is easy.  It’s another one of  life’s simple pleasures that all gardeners enjoy.  Some of the plants that will attract butterflies to your pond are: Butterfly Bush (Asclepias incarnata) – Favorite Aquatic Mint (Mentha aquatica) Marsh Forget-Me-Nots (Myosotis scorpioides) Lavender Musk (Mimulas ringens) Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis) Blue Lobelia […]


Hummingbirds are primarily attracted to bright colors such as, red, orange and dark purple colors.  Tubular shaped flowers are among their favorites because of the amount of nectar they can hold.  While flower clusters also attract them, they don’t hold as much nectar and the hummingbird has to make more trips expending more energy to consume […]