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WANTED: Wanted: Just 1 or 2 for a new baby pond

Posted by sassybutterfly_2008 7 NorthWest GA (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 27, 11 at 9:49

Good morning!

I have a new 'baby' pond made out of a used pond form I received on free cycle. Last year I started a mini 'pond' in a whiskey barrel and had some water hyacinths and one pickerel weed. Later some frogs came along and 'contributed' fairy moss which hosted a quick take-over! lol

The only thing that survived our winter is the pickerel weed. I've been researching aquatic plant companies and have a general idea of what I think I'd like and what would fit in my small pond. But I'm quite open to suggestion from any of you more experienced pond owners out there!

I know most of the items I am looking for multiply rapidly so I am only looking for 1 or 2 (or more if you have lots!) of any of the following items:

Miniature Water Hyacinths
Water Lettuce
Miniature Sweet Flag
Miniature Cat tails

I would love something that frogs could sit on but am not really sure if I have anything trade-worthy for water lilies and such..

I have quite a few perennials, lots of shrubs I could do cuttings from. I do have some unknown low growing yellow iris that seem to like being around the pond in the water spray.. I also have TONS of various seeds (my first love!). If I still don't have anything of interest to you then maybe you're looking for something I could even purchase locally and trade.. and of course I'd be happy to do any for postage!

Thanks for looking!

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: WANTED: Wanted: Just 1 or 2 for a new baby pond

i could robably send you a little package of plants. i have some hyacinth. that is all i have that you listed. but i could also put some umbrella palm, salvinia, maybe water snowflake - that looks like miniature water lillies.. i have a few things that you may like. then maybe you could throw some seeds of something my way for return? i don't know what i am looking for, or what i want, so i'd let you decide on i live on the gulf in florida, so i am sure you would know what would grow in this sand and heat... let me know if you are interested.

RE: WANTED: Wanted: Just 1 or 2 for a new baby pond

Hi Beth,

I sent you an email. Thank you very much!!


Beth, My email to you bounced back as 'undeliverable'. I sent it to the email on your GW page. Would you please try emailing me on my email list on GW?


RE: WANTED: Wanted: Just 1 or 2 for a new baby pond

Beth, I sent you an email.

RE: WANTED: Wanted: Just 1 or 2 for a new baby pond

Wendy, same email.
Scott, sending you an email now.

RE: WANTED: Wanted: Just 1 or 2 for a new baby pond

Beth, I've tried several times to email you but it keeps bouncing back. :( If you see this I'm still very interested! Could you try emailing me?


RE: WANTED: Wanted: Just 1 or 2 for a new baby pond

Sassy, try emailing me at and see if you get through.

RE: WANTED: Wanted: Just 1 or 2 for a new baby pond

I have.....
water lilies: "Joey Tomaczek" (a hardy canary yellow) and "Texas Dawn" (softer yellow much larger bloom, also a hardy lily) Check out the photo at
I also have bacopa and violet stemmed taro. I'll send any or all to you for postage. I don't want anything in return.
I was a newbie at this once too, and I really appreciated all the pass-along plants people gave me.



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