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How to Store Bulbs for the Winter

Posted by Minnie Ray Chaudhury on

While tropical plants look great in your garden during the warmer summer months, they can struggle to survive during the winter. The best way to prevent damage and possible death of your beautiful foliage is to bring in the plant bulbs during the cold months. Here are some helpful tips to prepare your bulbs for the winter: Dig up your bulbs. It is a good idea to wait until after the first frost to dig up your bulbs. The frost will kill off some of the leaves, signaling to the plant that it’s time to go dormant. Try to dig...

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Tips for Controlling an Aphid Problem

Posted by Minnie Ray Chaudhury on

Aphids are a common pest that can be tricky to manage depending on what kinds of plants and animals you have in your pond or water garden. While they may seem tiny and harmless, they have the potential to kill your plants by feeding on them. Aphids are also carriers of various viruses that can pose additional threats to your water garden. There are roughly 4,000 species of aphids around the world. They are all very small, about 1/8 an inch long, but vary in color. Many aphids start their lifecycle in the Spring, when they hatch from eggs that...

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How to Grow and Maintain Lotus Flowers

Posted by Minnie Ray Chaudhury on

Lotus flowers are a beautiful addition to any koi pond or water garden. While they are considered a hardier flower than many, certain conditions are necessary in order to grow them well.  Lotus flowers are usually planted in the mid-spring season. To grow a lotus from a tuber, you will first want to find a nice sunny spot to grow your lotus and a deep pot to plant the flower. A large lotus requires a pot 24-48 inches in diameter, medium lotuses require a pot 18-30 inches in diameter, and small lotuses require pots that are at least 12-15 inches...

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Choosing Plants For Your Koi Water Garden

Posted by Ben Cooke on

So you finally finished your water garden construction. You have finally come to the fun part of creating your water garden: picking the flowers and plants that will make your water garden a beautiful oasis.Not only should you consider beauty when you are picking your plants, but you must also remember that plants provide another, more important value to your garden, biological life. Biological life helps maintain your pool by doing what they would do in nature.Be sure to pay attention to your climate and area. Some plants can simply not survive in certain conditions, so it is wise to...

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