Favorite Landscaping Plants


ZmanArt007

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We all know that a pond isn't as beautiful without plants surrounding it. I am currently planning my own pond and was wondering what trees, shrubs, and plants that you fellow hobbiest like.

Well?
 
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depends on whether or not you are thinking perennial or annual. I stay away from anything decidiuos as you don't want leaves dropping. Our pond came with Rose of Sharon which I do not like, I may get rid of them this year. Have lots of Hostas and grasses around the perimiter and a bed where I am starting phlox.
 
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yep, i'll be using 'em to hide the skimmer. Good thing is they don't drop leaves (you just clip 'em short at the end of the season), they establish quickly, are fairly cheap and are tolerant of soil conditions. It's pretty darned hard to kill ornamental grasses.
 
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I like grasses, japanese forrest grass, (yellow varigated) is my favorite, black mondo grass, also some taller ones like carl forester reed grass, etc.
When I get enough posts , I'll post a pic.
 
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I'm going for a japanese theme. I've got jap blood grass, crimson jap maple, green jap maple, painted jap ferns, jap scarlett o hara and jap blood tree. All do well in shaded areas.
 
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zone 6a, I like blue fescue, and mondo grasses as the onimental grasses, all low growing seadums and saxafraga's for around rocks and such, and I've got a thing for crocosmia's right now and been trying out a few different types.
 

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