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lenaky
Paint Lick, KY
(Zone 6a)

June 6, 2009
7:06 PM

Post #6650645

I've been checking local/ebay but looking for a lot of different plants. Sort of a starter pack for ponds, mine is naked right now and needs some help!
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

June 8, 2009
10:32 PM

Post #6660546

Dragonfly aquatics is where I buy mine and they guarantee their plants. They have a great selection as well.
mothermole
Deer Park, IL
(Zone 5b)

June 8, 2009
10:58 PM

Post #6660632

Skip starter packs. . . you most likely will get ripped off. Go online to TWL (Texas Waterlillies). They do a co-op here every Spring and they are very inexpensive but their regular prices are very good as well. I suggest you call them on the phone and talk to them directly while looking at the pictures of the plants online. They probably would be willing to figure out a pond grouping for your zone and your pond that would work well for you. Don't forget to mention you are a member of Daves garden because they might discount for you as well.
MerryMary
Ocoee (W. Orlando), FL
(Zone 9b)

June 9, 2009
1:47 PM

Post #6663018

I may be splitting mine soon, so can probably send you extras for the shipping cost.
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

June 9, 2009
2:02 PM

Post #6663076

If you want to just look around and see the colorful blooms and what is available, get ideas go to dragonflyaquatics.com. They have more than just water plants and you might see plants im water that we normally put in dirt. Just possibilities. I enjoy looking even if I'm not buying right then. Love to see the pictures.
mothermole
Deer Park, IL
(Zone 5b)

June 9, 2009
6:41 PM

Post #6664354

watercress is an easy starter that grows quickly and you can get it in a Whole Food Grocery store. I add this to my stream every year and it looks great!
lenaky
Paint Lick, KY
(Zone 6a)

June 11, 2009
6:32 PM

Post #6674010

thank you all for the advice I'm checking them all out and Merry Mary I've sent you dmail
thanks again!
planolinda
Plano, TX

June 11, 2009
10:19 PM

Post #6674985

at my lowes they have the water lily boxes down to 3 dollars (from 9)
lenaky
Paint Lick, KY
(Zone 6a)

June 12, 2009
1:33 AM

Post #6675856

our lowes was all out of the water plants I may check the next town over next week :(
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

June 12, 2009
1:37 AM

Post #6675874

Check those boxes before paying though. I bought one several weeks ago at my lowes and it was full price, and never has sprouted. An Orange one. It was dead.
planolinda
Plano, TX

June 12, 2009
2:29 AM

Post #6676159

i thought maybe they come to in the water--it was in a little net bag that sinks to the bottom and is supposed to sprout--now i wonder if it really will--
mothermole
Deer Park, IL
(Zone 5b)

June 12, 2009
9:04 AM

Post #6676961

I bought one from Wal-Mart like that and amazing it was one of my better performers.

planolinda
Plano, TX

June 12, 2009
12:55 PM

Post #6677347

hope lives on--thanks
mekos
Fair Play, SC
(Zone 7b)

June 12, 2009
5:00 PM

Post #6678408

Mine sunk and I tied a string to the littleplastic one and the plastic one floats to let you know where the real one is. When it never sprouted up pads, I pulled up to look and nothing there. I put it back in but in a couple weeks if it still hasn't sprouted, going to plant something else in there. Here is one that bloomed today.

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bsavage
Dolores, CO
(Zone 5b)

June 13, 2009
2:00 PM

Post #6681868

As mentioned above, Texas Water Lilies is awesome. I just bought several plants for my pond from them, and I did call and speak to them directly, and they did give me an excellent price. Also, their plants are fantastic. I have bought from them for several years. Good luck, and let's see pictures!

Brenda

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