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Old 07-09-2013, 12:02 PM   #1
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Water gaden plants make impressive plants for your patio, deck, or garden. The bigger the tub the better... smaller
plants looks great as well...
Also, the plants I'm about to show you are all offshoots from plants originally purchased in 1997...
In late fall we take several samples of
these plants and store them in the basement, just keeping their feet wet all the time.

This is Taro, Umbrella Palm, a little piece of lettuce, and duck weed...
I love duck weed, we grow lots of it in our biological pond and in pots,
it spreads with a vengence. We feed a couple of scoops of it everyday to
the koi, they love it.



This is another pot, its in semi-shade so its growing slower than the other pot.



This is a suet feeder we made from a regular seed feeder, (just pulled out the seed holder and inserted a suet cage.
Then we installed it on a pole
next to the step. I actually came up with this for safety reasons. I wanted
something to grab onto when I was taking a step down. We wrapped
the pole with vinca vine on the bottom, in a few weeks it will travel up the pole. The birds love it,
especially the woodpeckers as they like to and
on the vine to look all around before jumping on the suet.



close-up



Look down the "dog leg" section of the pond.
See the big taro, this is growing on the shelf in the pond, but the
lotus plant next to the dock in planted in a large pot that is buried
at fround level. The lotus gets big huge flowers. We have two lotus
plants planted this way on pots.


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I have more photos...hope you find it interesting and not boring.


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I can't see the photos. They don't open for me
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oh boy, I have to start over..sorry
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more...confused today? hope there are no duplicates.
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We grow lots of herbs in pots...This enables me to run out quick to get herbs while cooking.
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beautiful. It looks so moist and cool. (I'm burning up here in Fla). I just want to sit on that deck and dangle my toes in that water. Wonder if the koi would mind?

My parsley isn't growing. Shouldn't that be a simple thing to grow?
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I can't see the photos. They don't open for me
funny, I can't respond to your post about the parsley, can only see
the post in the landscaping section, but not on the thread?

the veggies/herbs need a lot of water...

the pot of basil I posted is one of four we have...I bought it in the
supermarket ...(with the roots on it) it was two bunches for 5.00
we planted it and had big bushy plants immediately...did the same thing
with parsley and celentro. the amount of basil plants alone that I paid 5.00 for--
would have cost about 30.00 in the nursery

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