Daily Archives: May 28, 2014


Water Plant Marsh Betony

Marsh betony (Stachys palustris) has small, hairy, green leaves similar to Bee balm, which change color to maroon or yellow in the fall with thick spikes of pink or purple flowers.  Marsh betony looks great in shaded plant containers, bog filters, stream beds and pond shelves. Hardy from zones 4-8. […]


Spring Pond Prep Tip of the Day!

Just the word “bacteria” concerns some pond owners. They think bacteria of any kind will harm their fish and other aquatic life. Bacteria, however, are present in any functioning ecosystem. While some types are undesirable, others help control nutrients and keep your pond clean. We’re finding, however, that folks adding […]