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Fish

Please note: We do not have fish at this time.

--we plan to have more in the spring--

Fish are an essential part of a properly running pond.
They help maintain the ecological balance, control insects, and eat mosquito larvae. They can also become your favorite pet. Come visit the ponds and see our fish.

 

Koi Fish

 

Scavengers (available in season)
Controls algae and consumes debris

  • Japanese trap door snails
  • Bullfrog tadpoles

Supplies

Looking for supplies or more information to start your water garden? We have pumps, filters, and biological products. 

 

List of Plants (availble in season)

Floating plants
Floating plants are set on the surface of the pond where they will spread and multiply rapidly. They provide shade and combat algae growth in the pond.
  • Water Hyacinth (Eichornia crassipes)- Lavender blue flowers (annual), the most widely used water plant
  • Water Lettuce (Pistia stratiotes)- Light green lettuce like foliage (annual)
  • Rosette Water Lettuce- More compact than common water lettuce.
Floating plants for your water garden

Oxygenators
These plants grow below the surface in pots placed on the bottom or on bricks at different depths. They add oxygen to the water and provide spawning areas for the fish. Varieties available may vary from year to year.

  • Anacharis (Elodia densa)- Whirls of deep green leaves
  • Cabomba (C. caroliniana)- Feathery green & purple leaves
  • Hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum)- Helps control ammonia and nitrates

Hardy Water Lilies (Nymphaea)
Water lilies are the most important plant in the pond. Their leaves shade the water surface (helping to control algae growth, cooling the water, & providing shelter for fish) plus once established they bloom from May-September.

 

Hardy Marginal Plants
Shallow water plants, featuring a wide range of foliage, texture, height, and flowers, creating a natural transition from shallow water to ponds edge.

Water Plants - Hardy Lotus, Hardy Marginal Plants, Tropical Marginal Plants
Tropical Marginal Plants
Tropicals add a dramatic accent to the ponds edge. Though tropicals are only hardy in zone seven thru ten, most can be easily over-wintered as house plants. Recommended depth is zero to six inches of water over the top of the pot.
Water Plants - Hardy Lotus, Hardy Marginal Plants, Tropical Marginal Plants

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