Tar and Abby

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Raised Ponding

These floating plants are water hyacinth. They bloom with big purple spikes. Loves them.
They are also a favorite with labradors. They pop when chewed. Even the old lady labradors used to fish them out and pop them. So up on the table they go in their bucket. Water hyacinths are a noxious plant in the South but a seasonal treat here in the North where they don't survive the winter.

7 comments:

Bob said...

They're dog candy!

mrs.missalaineus said...

this is cool! do you need something to put oxygen in the water or a filter pump to do this? i like the idea of a water feature in the garden but i don't want to mess with pumps, etc.

xxalainaxx

the dogs mother said...

You only need O2 in the water if you have living critters in there. To keep it from getting skunky you just overflow it once in a while with fresh water.

Water lettuce is also a nice floater and you can stick in small marginal plants - prop them up on a brick as water should be an inch to several inches above their crown.

Buy mosquito dunks or mosquito bits to keep them from breeding in the water. I use the bits in the pond so the dogs don't use them as frisbees.

Dani said...

Ugh. They are even worse than air potato down here.

mistress maddie said...

I tell ya....where there is a will there is a way!!!!!!!! I would love to see them when they bloom!

Joy said...

Pretty! Reminds me to go water my irises during this heat wave with no rain.

Sam said...

Pop plants the plant candy cousin of pop rocks.