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Water Hyacinth, being regulated into Oblivion

Kelly Billing and I have been discussing the threat to the most popular water garden plant for many months so we may not be as happy as our photos appear regarding this subject. Each year now it seems more states are regulating and restricting the sale of the water hyacinth. Understandable in Florida, Coastal Texas […]

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Video of my friend Mike Giles Purple Hardy Waterlilies

I know I have gone a month without a post and that is not common for me as it is some other blogs. I promise the amount of documented content I have gathered on trips this year will be worth it. I spent the past few days with my friend Mike Giles and many, many […]

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Waterliles and Tree Frogs

When I visited my buddy Tim in Texas and hs wife Debbie last month I was shocked to see a pool full of Waterlilies and baby tree frogs in his yard. The Tree frogs hatched in the pool and find comefort in the daytime sitting inside the petals of the Waterlilies. Here is a short […]

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Waterlily Growing Area

Waterlily Growing Area

Nearly 80% of the waterlilies are now entering blooming size at our southern growing facility where most of our plants are shipped to homeowners and nurseries. Below are a few of the beds where the waterlilies are grown. We will post more in coming days but here are a few so that you can see […]

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Help keep the Water Garden Plants safe

Help keep the Water Garden Plants safe

The water garden industry is  moderately regulated due to some invasive plants that have a tendency to invade native waters when hobbyists and collectors discard them in waterways. The “former” aquarium trade which is more widespread helped to release many submerged aquatics across North America for more than a century. Today with the internet most […]

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LOTUS removing an established area.

LOTUS removing an established area.

Bill Bancroft brought “Peach with Raindrops” a hybrid lotus to a farm pond on his property that had not had any lotus introduced to it. The lotus began spreading quickly along the shore and by the following summer had established an area a couple hundred feet in diameter. Luckily he told me there was nothing to […]

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Natural Shoreline Restoration

Natural Shoreline Restoration

          Recently I was asked about deteriorating shoreline on a lakefront property. Natural shorelines whether it be the ocean or a simple farm pond seem hard for us humans to keep exactly where we want them. Erosion can be caused by many things from wave movement to animal invasion. Often shoreline problems are caused […]

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