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Ground Cover Plants for Trade

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:49 am
by Jake Langeslag
I really like the look of low growing ground cover plants around ponds and waterfalls. It helps soften up the edges yet still allows me to see birds using my stream.

I have a few varieties of ground cover that will grow inside the water along the ponds edge. I am not sure on the exact names of them, but I have 3 varieties that grow really well.

If anyone has other types of ground cover that could use some thinning out, let me know! These could either be totally terrestrial or aquatic plants.


Plant trading

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 3:07 pm
by oubrekm
I'd like to see what plants you use for ground cover in the wet locations since I am still trying to finish my landscaping of my new pond. I'd be interested in swapping some, if I had any - and I'll keep that in mind as I find some. I do have some floating plants that I can offer you, but they are pretty common (at least in south Louisiana), e.g. water hyacynth, water lettuce, iris, etc...


Pond Plants

Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:46 pm
by Jake Langeslag
Kent -
I am not set up to send plants to Louisiana. However, i would recommend finding low, vine-like ground covers at your local nursery. I then place then in the gravel on the edge of the stream - where the roots stay wet, yet not so deep that it drowns the plant.

Many terrestrial plants grow great in ponds - Actually more people are starting to put floating islands in their ponds (this device allows the roots to stay wet and the plant dry). With this technique almost any plant can become a pond plant!

I have had good luck with many of the perennial ground covers so far along my stream. If it would ever stop raining here I will go out and take some pictures for you!

Hope all is well,

Pond Plant Cover

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:09 pm
by Jake Langeslag
Kent -
I just thought of the name of the plant that I have had good luck with for ground cover - Creeping Jenny - Lysimachia nummularia

This plant is usually easy to find at most garden centers.