Hydroponics is the art and science of gardening without soil. Learn the benefits of hydroponics and how it is different from aquaponics. This is a quick review of what hydroponics is and why you may want to learn more about it.
Find out what the top-selling aquatic plants in the trade are right now, and what makes them so popular? We asked a few of the top aquatic nurseries to share with us the plants that are in the highest demand. If you don’t grow or sell these plants now, you may want to consider adding them to your offerings! And what is one of the best-selling pond plants regardless of the region? – Water Hyacinth (where it is legal). Learn about this popular plant and 17 other top sellers.
Ever wonder what plants you should retail or add to your water feature designs? Take a look at ten wonderful show stopping aquatics that will be a hit with your customers. Learn from our horticulturist expert their names, the conditions they need and what to expect from these specimen plants.
Be careful what you plant, especially near liner ponds. Roots can do damage to even thick liner. In this case, a variegated water reed grass that has sharp pencil sized spikes, poked holes through a liner causing the pond to leak.
Four leading aquatic plant experts each share their three favorite plants. This turned out to be much harder then any of them anticipated, with so many plants to choose from. See their final choices and hear why they selected each one. Included is a great chart to see at a glance how the plants compare. Maybe you will find a new favorite yourself.
With the change of seasons comes the time to winterize your customer’s water gardens. Learn some great tips from Cyndie who has 20 years of water gardening experience. Plants need special care for successful overwintering – information you and your customers need to know, so their ponds and plants will be ready for next year.
Some plants require behavior modification! All plants, like people, have distinct personalities and they are equally as varied. What some plants need is just a little behavior modification or boundaries – who knew you had to learn the psychology of plants. Read the case study of nine plants and learn about the best and worst of them. Then finish with some preventative medicine.
The venerable Lotus dominates the watergarden world with its grace
and mystery, historical tradition and perpetually clean leaves. In
their new book, The Lotus: Know It and Grow It, Paula Biles and Kelly
Billing go deep into the how and why of the magical lotus. Here,
Paula shares extensive highlights from the book with us.
There are numerous species of aquatic irises, many native to North America. They grow in areas from Alaska to Florida, and just about everywhere in between. Not only are they a pondscaper’s best friend, they are the original multi-tasking aquatic. They filter the water, avoid hungry koi, blend aquatic plants with terrestrial landscaping, are reliable, …