Saturday, January 9, 2010

Watergarden

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I have started to plant a sort of watergarden in an old metal tub that was given to me by a friend. Ive got a pot of Marsilea mutica, which is commonly called Nardoo. It looks like a 4 leaf clover and is found naturally in freshwater marshes. Ive got 2 tall reeds: Restio tetraphyllus , another Native plant found in sheltered coastal marshes, usually in deep sand. The base of the plant looks striped. Also Lepironia articulata , a native coastal rush. Lastly Saracenia "Evedine". This is a native of South Eastern USA. I have been trying to find a good home for this plant, but it keeps getting burnt! .Also, I got some Vietnamese Mint that I was having trouble growing, which I have now discovered loves being in the water. My next step is to get rid of all of the mosquito wrigglers in the water. Maybe I might buy some fish! Im having a bit of a hard time at the moment trying to manipulate photos, and change the layout on Blogger, but finding it all a bit frustrating! Im going to persevere, so hopefully in the future, my blog can look a whole lot better!

1 comment:

jeansgarden said...

Robble, Your water garden idea sounds lovely.
In response to your problem of getting your photos and text to stay where you want them in relation to one another, you might be interested in my latest post on Jean's Garden. Here's the link: http://jeansgarden.wordpress.com/2010/01/10/drafting-blog-posts-with-windows-live-writer/ -Jean