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Re: habitat and ponds

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] habitat and ponds
  • From: "Andrea H" hodgesaa@islc.net
  • Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2003 21:12:09 -0400
  • References: <002401c33f7e$1fc1a740$0e10660a@Justme>

Speaking of pond plants Donna, I've been meaning to tell you that the seeds
you sent me last year, the iris, water hibiscus and  a couple of other
things are growing like crazy. it's very exciting!

Andrea H
Beaufort, SC
Zone 8b

----- Original Message -----
From: "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, June 30, 2003 11:09 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] habitat and ponds

> Mine are a good size now, so they eat everything! Marginal plants are
> getting scarce, dig up the lilies all the time. Also like watermelon,
> oranges, peas, strawberries.. well, just about anything. In the spring I
> have thousands of tadpoles... and you can see the koi sucking them up
> like a vacuum cleaner. I think once they get bigger, they don't. Just
> when they are babies.
> I bought them as 2-3" babies... now 3-4ft. They were raised on cheerios,
> guessing there is something to the commercials....
> Donna
> Who gets very strange looks when the cheerios go on sale and I purchase
> 24 boxes....
> >
> > Koi eat tadpoles? Never realized. DH regularly "rescues" leopard and
> > bullfrogs from the pond sieves in the fall. I regularly have to
> monitor
> > houseplants I have had out for the summer (when I bring them in) for
> > tree frogs that have burrowed into the pots. My favorite snake story
> is
> > the brown Northern Water Snake that convinced itself it was well
> > camouflaged lying in a clump of bright green prairie dropseed!
> > Cathy
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