Tag Archives: water garden plant

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 […]

Spring & New Water Lilies

I’m not certain what happened to Spring here but I think it may have been here but we missed it……yesterday little snow flakes were appearing and in a couple days its going to be in the 70s.  What’s up with that??? But even though we’re all anxious for the weather to turn nice so we […]

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 […]

Dwarf Papyrus

One of our most popular bog plants is the Dwarf Papyrus.  I think its an unusual looking plant and adds alot of dimension to the pond.  It always seems to grow well and is one pond plant that is easy to grow and attend to.  The Dwarf Papyrus is a good bog plant to create […]

Poor Lily Performance

As the weather warms up and we begin to assess what plants we want to add to our ponds this spring, make sure you check out your hardy water lilies to see if they are in need of re-potting. Adding Highland Rim Fertilizer tablets at this time is also a must do. Water lilies need to […]

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 […]

Chameleon Plant (Houttuynia cordata variegeta)

The Chameleon Hardy Bog Plant is a variegated interesting plant.  The foliage is fragrant and single, small white flowers appear on it in the summer.  They look like single petaled roses.  The heart shaped leaves turn in the fall, as the weather turns cooler, into a dark maroon-purple color which is very striking.  It is a very rampant runner […]

Care Instructions Upon Receiving Aquatic Plants

When you receive pond plants by mail order they don’t always appear as lush plants having used their stored moisture during shipping.  For this reason we recommend the following. Remove the pond plants  from their bags and place them in some water (65-70 degrees) in the shade.  This will allow the plants to replenish moisture that may […]

Anacharis

Anacharis (Elodea canadensis) is a submerged plant or oxygenator.  All ponds should have submerged plants to aid in maintaining clean and pure water. They help prevent algae growth.  Anacharis grows in sun and shade and can be in water 1-10 feet deep.  Each pond plant only spreads to about 12 inches.  Anacharis will often overwinter outdoors in […]