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Re: OT - now tubers was-Wonderful web tribute to the Armed forces

Donna, I love water gardens and pond and fountains and streams--in someone else's yard. We have a koi pond with fountains in the atrium of our building, and it's great to watch the clients become mesmerized by the bubblers, the fish, and the changing lights. [Other shoe] but I don't want another labor intensive garden at the plantation.

The nearby branch library has a retention pond--maybe a quarter acre--with a fountain in the center. It's planted with mostly natives--canna, water lily, arrowroot--and lotus. It's really fantastic when all are in bloom. [Asidum: Heard one of the local news readers call the library a lie-bury this morning. Obviously, she wasn't hired for her intellect.]

Incidentally, just picked my first tangello of the season.

On Tuesday, November 16, 2004, at 07:57 AM, Donna wrote:

Hum..... no wonder watergardening is still in the dark ages...LOL!

Who knew you were not going there, but the watergardener in me had to do
it :)

A little out of my ken.


Hum.. tubers you say....Well how about some tropical water lilies or
lotus? ... Both do well in a whiskey barrel size container?


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