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RE: PNW show/ trends

And us northerners appreciate the southerners who sell their overgrown
plants on ebay.

Every type of gardening involves work of some type. Enjoyable, but manual
labor none the less. At least you don't have to weed or water with a water
garden... Personally think the die-hard water gardeners will always be
there, just like the collectors of other plants.


> -----Original Message-----
> I marvel at anyone that has a watergarden in cold climates.  THere is  a
> lot
> more maintenance there, from what I hear, than here.    Watergardens here
> don't freeze, so don't have to be shut  down, plants  overwintered
> indoors, or use
> de-icers etc. for the fish.  We don't have any  "annuals" here for
> watergardens that need replacing every year at high  prices.......those
> plants are
> perennial here.  Fish and turtles survive  without problems.  In fact some
> of the
> tropical waterlilies continue  to bloom through most winters.
>  I have seen a definite rise in watergardening here in Texas.   When we
> moved
> here there was only one Watergarden nursery, Lilypons, now there  are
> several
> all over different parts of the city.  Even the regular  nurseries are
> carrying watergarden plants and supplies now.  Lilypons has  since been
> put out of
> business down here and shut down their nursery and growing
> facilities......but
> the others are thriving.  Big box stores have always  carried watergarden
> supplies around here.
> There used to be only one Koi society here in Houston, now there are at
> least two and a Watergarden society also.  There is also a huge swap once
> a  year
> at Mercer Arboretum for nothing but pond plants.  San Antonio didn't  have
> any
> societies, they now too have several and a large watergarden nursery  that
> hosts annual Koi and Goldfish shows.  Waco has had a great Pond  society
> for
> years, even online.  Austin has held annual pond shows for many  years,
> which has
> increased sales and interest there as well.
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
> In a message dated 2/19/2006 11:02:43 PM Central Standard Time,
> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
> Seems  gardeners are tired of water garden maintenance.   What do you
> think?

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