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water gardening | planting oxygenating plants

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Oxygenating plants

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parrot's feather

 


These plants are usually supplied in unrooted cut bunches tied together. They may floated or secured on the bottom of the pond by a rock.


1. Plant the bunches in a cluster

  • do not untie
  • plant in shallow pots filled with light top soil- this is the ideal way to achieve the best growth and visual effect.

2. Place enough soil in the pot to cover the lower 1-2 inches of plant

  • then cover with a heavy layer (2-3 inches) of gravel.

3. Fertilize

  • once a month
  • some oxygenators, such as moneywort, anacharis and parrot's feather are semi-hardy and will rejuvenate in the following season.

4. Prune

  • to 2 inches in length in fall for best spring growth

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water gardening, water gardens, oxygenating plants, plants for you water garden

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