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Anacharis Availability

        The past 6 years or so America’s favorite pond submerged oxygenating plant has been less able to obtain. From droughts and low rivers to a number of other excuses last year I found out the reason for the availability decrease.        Talking with Brandon of Florida Aquatics last year at the IWGS symposium he filled me […]

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Aquatic Lingo “true aquatic”

Aquatic Lingo “true aquatic”

A question yesterday from Cathy of Houston Texas as to what a true aquatic was. As stated by the IWGS, “True aquatics grow either underwater – submersed, or partly underwater – emersed.” This would make of course waterlilies true aquatics, and you may think of submerged oxygenators as true aquatics, but not all (even some […]

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NEW Nesaea pedicellata “Golden”

NEW Nesaea pedicellata “Golden”

This year we added a few new submerged plants to our availability and 2009 looks like we will have at least one additional submerged mid-ground plant. Now adding a deep golden to orange beautiful variety. A few months ago Brandon McLane sent us some sample plants after our great success growing Red Star Ludwigia (Burgundy/Red) as a […]

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Summer Perfection (Part 1) My perfect Bogs

      The following photos are of my dear friends Greg and Marcia’s pond. Rebuilt in the summer of 2004, Greg and Marcia had a preexisting pond and amazing outdoor train hobby collection Greg had maintained since I believe the early 1990s. Longtime pond owners Greg and Marcia had a fairly good idea of what they […]

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Skimmer Filtration?

Skimmer Filtration?

By far the easiest way to keep a pond clean is by having a skimmer as part if not all of your filtration. There are many inferior skimmers out there. Atlantic made some very flimsey skimmers a few years ago and though I know they have improved there are better ones on the market. Two […]

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2010 Aquatic Plants!

What I mean to say is I want to know over the next 6 weeks or so what additional species you would like to see from our nurseries. We offer more aquatic species than any other retail supplier in the world thanks to our superior Florida growers who are constantly creating new impressive species but […]

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2 Important Resources a water gardener should have. . .

2 Important Resources a water gardener should have. . .

     There are several excellent  books we use for resource information, two of the books we highly recommend are Encyclopedia of Water Gardensby Greg Speichert and Sue Speichert  and the other book is Waterlilies and Lotuses by Perry D. Slocum.  We hope you can curl up in a chair or hammock beside your pond or […]

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What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

How are the water garden plants you get in the mail or FedEx to your home grown? Where are they grown? Well it depends on where you purchase them. There are many growers in the United States. The safest place to look for water plants would be anyone listed in the international water garden society […]

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The SPRING Algae Bloom

What causes algae blooms? Sometimes natural causes, runoff of nutrients from around the pond after a storm or rain. Most common culprit of Algae blooms is the pond owner him or her self.

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Moneywort (Bacopa monnieri) New 2009

Though only new for the company I work for, I have been familiar with moneywort for some time. It is easy to grow and can be planted as an oxygenator under the water or a flowering bog plant. This plant can actually be grown as an herb apparently benefiting the brain. I am not growing it for that purpose so that’s as deep as I will go into that use. As a submerged pond plant it is very easy to grow and enjoys light. This plant will probably rot and die in shady ponds.

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