Tag Archives: floating pond plants

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 […]

Customer’s Pond

 Cooler temperatures are the thing again with a slight freeze in Ohio.  I tend to feel drained when the days are rainy but that sunshine sure makes one feel good again!  We turned the garden over this week and that’s the last of the tomatoes until next year.  I do really enjoy the garden and the benefits of […]

Continuing to prepare for winter…

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 […]

Summer Time Temperatures in April?

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 […]

Spring Chores Continued

We’ve checked everything out in our ponds but what about our fish?  The fish are swimming and coming to the top of the pond.  Don’t be in a hurry to feed them.   The proper time to begin feeding the fish is when the water temperatures consistently reach at least 50 degrees and above.  On the few warmer […]

SPRING FORWARD

Time to spring forward, or at least turn the clocks forward!  Things are beginning to warm up a bit here in the north and we are anxiously waiting for Spring to arrive so we can begin to add new plants to our ponds.  Another couple of months and we will be sitting back enjoying our ponds once again.  It […]

Creating a Balance

Its essential to achieve a natural ecological balance in your pond.  We can achieve this naturally with a few key steps.   Adding submerged plants play an important role in achieving success by removing excessive nutrients in the water and provide oxygen during the day for fish and other aquatic creatures.  The most important role is removing […]

Fall & Winter Care of Floating Plants

Floating plants such as Water Hyacinth and Water Lettuce are considered tropical and will not survive temperatures below freezing. After the first hard frost,  remove them from the pond to prevent them from decaying and adding unwanted debris to the pond.   Trying to winter them over indoors is difficult.   They need to be kept in […]

Floating Hearts

This is a picture of the floating hearts in my pond.  The floating heart is a water lily like plant that looks and grows much like a water lily.  The miniature size is ideal for small ponds and containers.   I planted mine right in my bog area anchored at the rocks edge.  It grows freely […]