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New for Dragonfly

We are offering a few new plants this year and one is the Water Willow (Justicia Americana).  This hardy bog plant has flowers that resemble an orchid white with splashes of lavender and purple.  The flowers grow in a dense, head-like cluster originating from its slender stalks. The plant will grow 12 inches to 18 inches high and […]

another year

    Well the holidays are over, the tree is down and all the holiday christmas decorations are put away.  I could probably leave my christmas tree up for months as I always miss it once its put away.  Its hard to imagine the room is exactly like it was a month ago because it […]

Almost Any Color….

There are iris of almost any color one would want…..of course I want to plant them all around the pond.  Although they only bloom once during the season I anxiously await their blooms.  The Colorific is exactly like its name…blending of colors and quite unique.  This plant only had about three flowers on it this […]

Variegated Cattail

Variegated cattail, Typha latifolia ‘Variegata’ is an attractive bog plant for any pond.  The variegation in this cattail is bold forming bright green and white longitudinal stripes.  The Variegated Cattail will grow to 5 feet tall in sun to part shade.  It requires moist soil or water to 12 inches deep.  It does well in Zones 4-11.  The Variegated […]

Graceful Cattails

Graceful Cattails, Typha angustifolia are similar to your regular Common Cattail other than its leaves.  They are more narrow leafed than the standard and the foliage arches and sways gracefully in the breeze.  An elegant bog pond plant and is suitable for any pond or large container water garden.  They will grow 4-6 feet tall […]

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 […]

Seasonal Care for Iris

All irises will perform well if they are given at least six hours of sunlight.  Most irises will not flower if the sunlight drops to less than four hours a day.  If you do plant an iris in a partially shaded area of your pond the best sunlight is that of the morning rather than […]

Pennywort ‘Hydrocotyle verticillata’

This plant is an excellent water plant for stream beds, bogs or edges of your pond.  It grows to about 6″-12″ high out of the water and is a fast grower.  It leaves are usually shiny and can be anywheres from 3 inches to only 1/2 inch in diameter.  This plant is useful in the […]

Sweetflag (Acorus calamus ‘Variegata’)

Sweet Flag is a great plant for streams and filters or planted around your ponds edge.  It grows to 1-4′ tall and is hardy Zones 4-11.   It’s neat, clear appearance enhances your water feature.  The regular variegated sweet flag provides an upright, architectural accent and the dwarf size has a graceful, arching appearance.  There are […]