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where do you buy pond plants ?

Posted by kitteh 6 ohio (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 14, 13 at 13:44

It's warm enough to add to my pond and I discover I can't find places that sell pond plants other than a few water lilies from the big box stores.

Where do you buy the cheap little plants that just keep the pond clean?


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RE: where do you buy pond plants ?

Our local nurseries that have pond plants will not have them for at least another month as our spring has been very cold. They do not have much more than pansies out yet.


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RE: where do you buy pond plants ?

I got water hyacinth at a little more than a buck a plant off of ebay. Free shipping.
Here is the link
http://www.ebay.com/itm/121082272724?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
I am below you in Kentucky and I know I will have to protect mine from frost until about May but am willing to do so.


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RE: where do you buy pond plants ?

Impatiens and hosta are at the big box store etc. Watercress (likes running water) is in some produce sections of a nice grocery store. Elephant's ear (not so tiny) is called Taro in the grocery section in a foreign market. Go to the pet store for aquarium plants. Make sure they don't get in local waterways.


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RE: where do you buy pond plants ?

I've bought them mail-order at the place below. You do need to learn something about each plant- some are hardy, some aren't, some have special requirements, others will grow too vigorously for the size pond you have. Good luck with your project!

Here is a link that might be useful: William Tricker, Inc Water Garden Specialist


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RE: where do you buy pond plants ?

I, too, buy from William Tricker. Sometimes, I can find a decent selection of water plants at local nurseries.


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RE: where do you buy pond plants ?

Hi
Texas waterlily has a great selection and best of all great prices gary


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RE: where do you buy pond plants ?

Golden creeping jenny can be found in regular nurseries. I've grown caladium in water.


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RE: where do you buy pond plants ?

I would try ebay, and also trades on americanponders and on gardenpondforums.


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RE: where do you buy pond plants ?

Someone here recommended dragonfly aquatics to me several years ago. I've purchased from them for several years. Plants are always healthy & the customer service is great.

Here is a link that might be useful: Dragonfly Aquatics


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RE: where do you buy pond plants ?

Most of mine are from trades or purchased from members on an aquatic and terrestrial plant exchange.

If I purchase commercially they are always from Hughes Water Gardens.

I never see viable plants at big box stores. Always tiny, mislabeled and usually more than half dead.

Here is a link that might be useful: Hughes Water Gardens


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RE: where do you buy pond plants ?

  • Posted by steiconi 12b-Big Island, HI (My Page) on
    Wed, Apr 24, 13 at 19:42

try to find a water garden club in your area. My club's meetings feature both free door prize plants donated by members and a plant auction.

At the very least, you'll meet other ponders who might be willing to share.


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