Tag Archives: iris

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 […]

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 […]

End of Year Sale

We have alot of plants on sale now so check them out at our store.  You still have time to get them planted and established before the cold weather hits us.  We’re all enjoying our ponds now and the hard labor we’ve all put into it this spring.  We get alot of our customers pictures of […]

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 […]

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 […]