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Deer Resistant Marginal Plants

I was recently asked which bog plants might not be tasty snacks for the deer.  Few plants are completely deer resistant. Deer tend to avoid plants with aromatic foliage, tough leathery or hairy, prickly leaves and plants with milky latex or sap. Variegated Sweet Flag as the foliage is aromatic and there is a Dwarf version of it also. Horsetail Rush, Dwarf Hibiscus, Obedient plant, Cardinal Flower,  Pickerel, Blue Flag Iris and Marsh Ferns are supposed to be deer resistant also. I have heard papyrus is deer resistant and Mexican Butterfly Weed.

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Welcome to Pond Plants Online!

Welcome to Pond Plants Online! We strive to offer the best pond plant selections for your water garden. Plants are shipped to your door direct from our nurseries. We offer  beautiful hardy water lilies, hardy perennial bog pond plants, tropical water lilies and marginal pond plants, floating pond plants, submerged pond plants and water lotus. We have over 25 years working in the water garden industry and look forward to helping you with your water garden. All of our water garden plants are shipped direct to you from our nurseries. We are located in Ohio and your order will ship...

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Wintering Submerged Oxygenating Pond Plants

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Submerged plants need to be below the ice to survive the winter months in the North. Any part of the plant that is allowed to freeze on the surface will turn to mush and add unwanted debris to the pond. In the Fall, you can net them out and re-bundle them. The tops are the part of the plant you want to keep. Bundle them in bunches of 6 to 8 stems about 8" long and replant in baskets of pea gravel or place weights on them to sink to the bottom of the pond.

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Fall and Winter Marginal and Bog Plants Care

Bog Plants Fall and Winter Pond Plant Care Perennial Pond Plants Pond Plants Online

 Now that fall has arrived it is time to prepare your marginal and bog pond plants for the winter months. Once your bog plants begin to brown, usually after the first hard frost, prune back excess foliage and discard any decaying material, so it does not compromise the water quality over the winter months. Hardy Pickerel and Thalia Dealbata should be placed at a sufficient depth to avoid freezing the crown of the plant. Most of the perennial hardy marginal plants can be left where they have been growing for the season and will return the following spring.  Tropical bog plants can...

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Lotus Care during the Winter Months

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Hardy pond lotus will go dormant during the winter months when temperatures are cool and there is less sunlight. We have listed several methods of preparing your lotus for winter and storing the lotus until Spring. Depending on your pond, climate and storage facilities available, choose the best method for your situation. Pond Storage If your garden pond does not freeze solid during the winter months, the lotus can spend the winter months in the pond where it is currently planted.  After the first killing frost and the lotus has completely died back for the season, you can remove the...

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