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The Swamp Spring Clean & New Plants

Category: Water Garden | Posted: Sun May 18, 2008 7:20 am

Well..the swamp is clean! Boy is that a job, it about kills me every year but it's worth it after I recoup.

Both fish survived the winter but Bud the Bullfrog didnt. Bud was cool too and provided many entertaining moments for two seasons. I dont know what happened, he was alive in January but by March he was floating. My nephew, Jameson, brought over a bag of 10 new tadpoles so hopefully we'll have frogs this summer. Excuse me, I mean Jameson will have frogs this summer! I have to tell all the other nephews those are Jamesons frogs..Jameson said.

My lily pot was looking good after I cleaned all the nasty out of it. They've multiplied to 5 plants now. I probably should have transplanted them this spring but it didnt happen. I'll be kicking myself later if it doesnt bloom.

Can you see one of the big tadpoles in the lily pot?

My youngest son gave me a gift certificate to a nursery for Mothers Day. I picked out 3 new not so typical pond plants. I hope they do ok. If anyone else has tried these in their water garden I'd love to hear how they worked out. Since these can take some wet feet I drilled holes around the bottom of the pots and try to keep the tops above water level. Buying these as perennials instead of 'pond plants' was quite cheaper per plant. As an example..these perennials were $4.99 each and I also bought a Dwarf Bamboo which was labled a pond plant. The Dwarf Bamboo was $19.99. It's just something about the word 'pond' that inflates that price...

The Astilbe

Blue Lobelia


Huge Petunia basket atop the waterfall

The big picture w/ Jameson, isnt he short?

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