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Water Gardens: Floating Impatiens?

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pondlove
Lewes, DE

March 24, 2011
10:20 AM

Post #8447341

I read somewhere that you can place impatiens in a pond as a floating plant (no dirt in a floating planter). Has anyone tried this?

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Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

March 24, 2011
12:25 PM

Post #8447534

I don't think "floating" would work. I had some planted in pairs of my husbands dress socks...shhhhhh, he still doesn't know. And tucked into rocks in my stream. They were amazing! When I get home I'll try to remember to post a couple pics.
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

March 24, 2011
1:12 PM

Post #8447641

That is funny! ^_^ ^_^

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Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

March 24, 2011
6:07 PM

Post #8448220

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4b)

March 24, 2011
6:10 PM

Post #8448230

Pantyhose works well too.
pondlove
Lewes, DE

April 2, 2011
8:50 AM

Post #8466802

I finally found where I read aboiut floating impatiens in the pond. It is the ivillage GardenWeb forum.
The poster said she/he put impatiens with no dirt in a little plastic pot and put the pot in a can cozy (like for beer cans). Said it works well. I think I'll try it this year.
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

April 2, 2011
9:12 AM

Post #8466828

I never would have thought of a can cozy... thanks for the info - definitely worth trying.
pondlove
Lewes, DE

April 2, 2011
10:04 AM

Post #8466887

I read more on the topic of floating islands for pond plants in the same forum. One person made an island with two washable furnace filters, Good Stuff, etc. They planted it with a flat of impatiens. Photos are really impressive. I'm starting to get that old "let's go to Lowe's" itch!
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

April 2, 2011
10:43 AM

Post #8466925

Every time I get that same itch, my credit cards start to groan. I just need them to groan louder so I don't use them ^_^
FrillyLily
springfield area, MO
(Zone 5b)

April 2, 2011
11:31 AM

Post #8466979

just remember that inpatients need shade and won't do well in the full sun.

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