Sunland Water Gardens: Aquatic Plants

How to grow bigger better and more beautiful water lilies

How to grow bigger better and more beautiful water lilies

There are three basic needs that all plants have, and water lilies are no different. Here is what you need to grow incredible, show-quality water lilies in your pond. [clear]

Full sun

This means at least seven or more hours of unobstructed sunlight per day. While some varieties will tolerate less and still bloom a little bit, full sunlight is a mandatory requirement for truly awesome aquatic plants.

Good soil in

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Make everyday an Earth Day

Make everyday an Earth Day

“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make – Dr. Jane Goodall.
[clear] Well just in case you missed it, Earth Day 2014 has come and gone. Every April 22nd folks will celebrate the earth and be reminded of the need to care for it. Being basically a farmer by trade the Earth is sorta important. I have committed over 30 years to adding
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Ponds and the California drought

Ponds and the California drought

FoxNews .com  writes "Gov. Jerry Brown and the top Democratic lawmakers are proposing to spend $687 million to help drought-stricken communities throughout California, including $15 million for those with dangerously low drinking water supplies. The governor announced the legislative proposal during a news conference Wednesday, describing it as "a call to action" as the nation's most populous state deals with one of the driest periods on record."

So what does this mean to the pond and aquatic

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Are aquatic plants dangerous to Koi

Are aquatic plants dangerous to Koi

I have heard pond owners say they are afraid to add plants to Koi pond because of disease or parasites. Although it is possible for a few uncommon varieties of parasites to attach to plants it is unlikely that they would make their way to cause harm to your Koi or other pond fish.  This is due most in part that aquatic
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Pond plants for the winter

Pond plants for the winter

Are there any pond plants that will look nice in the winter?

Of course it will depend on what part of the country you live in as to what if any pond plants will do well in your pond in the winter months. Pond plants are broken down into two basic categories: hardy and non-hardy. Keep in mind there will be some varying factors on winter survival in the pond and the
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What is the difference between a Tropical Water lily and a Hardy Water lily?

What is the difference between a Tropical Water lily and a Hardy Water lily?

This is a great question that I get asked very often. They are both very beautiful in their own way. But there are some big differences. Hardy water lilies retain their leaves all year long. So in the cold winter months although small they will have leaves. Tropical water lilies do not. When it gets colder than 55 degrees they
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Planting and care instructions for Aquatic plants

Planting and care instructions

for Aquatic plants

We recommend planting all plants in pots rather than directly in the bottom of the pond. This aids in the maintenance by making the containers retrievable, thus making plant care and pond cleaning easier. All plants do best in at least 5 hours of direct sunlight each day for maximum growth Fertilize free through out the growing season.  

Planting Tropical Water lilies

Day and night blooming tropical more
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