Tag Archives: hardy bog plants

ice and more ice

Its ice everywhere…..but at least its February so its almost over.   I will say its a pretty site but I still prefer the green color over the white!  I look outside and imagine pictures like this…     The plants continue to grow nicely in the greenhouses and while standing in there you almost can […]

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 […]

Season changes

  I’m not certain of the identity of this butterfly.  I thought perhaps it was a male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.    I’m really not certain, although it sure liked my dwarf crab-apple tree.  It came back day after day…..I’m thinking it was the same one. I know we don’t want to think about it but […]

a chill in the air…..

Woke up this morning with a chill in the air….gone for a few days are the 80 degree temps.  This is what we woke up to this morning. The leaves are even beginning to fall with the wind blowing.  I guess we all know what is in store for us for the next couple months. […]

Finally Flowers

This is the Cardinal Flower I brought home from the greenhouse this spring and wondered at the time if it would straighten up.  The Cardinal Flowers were all nice plants this year but some were growing slanted in their containers.  The one I had planted a couple years ago didn’t survive.  Now I know we […]

Spring Tease

Here we go again.  I call it the Spring Tease.  Just when plants are beginning to sprout and the warm weather hits….big time….it teases us with a mention of snow!  The cold front here in Ohio and across the north has moved in for a few days.  If you have already put plants out in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Give Your Pond Plants a Boost

All plants thrive when given fertilizer.  Pond plants aren’t any different than our garden plants and flowers.  A little tip for your water hyacinths is to take them out of your pond and place them in a tub with water and miracle grow in it.  Leave them soak for awhile soaking up the fertilizing in […]