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    Thread: Adapting back to water pond plants grown "dry"

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      Adapting back to water pond plants grown "dry"

      I tried a new plant dealer, not specialized in wetland but has a good variety. I ordered some Lobelia siphilitica and fugens, some marsh marigold and a Canna. Happy with the quality of the plants, worked out a fair bit cheaper than the usual water nurseries but the plants seem to have been grown with the roots not permanently underwater, just in regular pots. I am worried about plonking them right in, rather I think it would be better to adapt them gradually but what method would be best, put them in a tub and bring the water level up slowly or soak the pots watering them more and more from the top? Ciao
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      It looks the dirt is already washing out. Id put them in a floating island Any small container the fish will
      Root out the dirt. If you want to try the pond, Id container them in a tub until the roots grow and then youll have to weight so they dont float. I only use hyacinth and lettuce and watercress
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      Thanks Cindy, eventually the plants will go in both my wetlands, planted with all the soil they came with in 1' deep pea-gravel and about 2-3" free water above that. I'll just have to clear some of the water parsley that has grown like mad over winter. All the other plants are so behind this year as the last month it has been raining solid and not warmed up much yet, a few of the water iris and marsh marigold are just staring to bloom while there is little sign of Lythrum let alone Canna or Hybiscus. Ciao
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      Nice. Healthy plants. Only thing I have that wintered was watercress We were
      76 today.

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      I believe I would put them in a tub and bring the water level up slowly.
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