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Just got my order from the pondmegastore. I was surprised at how small the plants were. Is this the way they normally come from mail order?
Considering they were more expensive then the local pond place not including shipping. One of the plants is a spider lily. The second photo is of the plants from the local shop. Note that one is a big spider lily and was a dollar cheaper.
 

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That's the number one reason I like to buy from a local store - I like to see what I'm getting for the money. I've ordered a few things online if I can't find a local source but otherwise I stick to the nursery.

The good news is they look healthy! (Although I would have told you to only get one water celery - that stuff spreads like wildfire!)
 

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Agree with Stephen and Lisa, the plants look about the right size and healthy. Most places don’t ship you large plants. Good thing is most pond plants grow quickly.

Also I second Lisa saying water celery grows like wild fire, there are places in my pond where you can’t see the rocks at the edge of the pond because the water celery is so thick. The good thing is though plants like water celery that grow quickly are using a lot of nutrients that are in the pond water to do this, and water celery is easy to pull out to boot.
 
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The good thing is though plants like water celery that grow quickly are using a lot of nutrients that are in the pond water to do this, and water celery is easy to pull out to boot.
Agreed! It's a fast grower but not invasive in the sense that it's hard to get rid of. You can see mine to at the wall to the left of the irises in this picture. One plant:

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Water celery is possibly my favorite pond plant. It's pretty, grows quickly, and as y'all said - it's very easy to pull out.
 

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Unless it has completely taken over your bog! The only thing that kept mine under control was a groundhog. Ate it to the gravel level and then of course fertilized my bog. Mr groundhog has since been relocated and I'm now dealing with the celery issue again. This was last month, can't even see the sides of the bog now.
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Been there @mrsclem - I took mine out of the bog only because it was too hard to pull it once it got itself entwined with everything else. Growing on the side of the pond I can keep it in it's own boundaries.

An interesting thing I've noticed - some portions of the plant (those that are closest to the pond) have a pinkish tinge to the leaves. The rest stays very green.
 
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I guess I will eventually have problems with overgrown bog plants but right now I need some plants doing cleanup. My clear water went back to green when our temps went back up. The water celery and bloody dock are not in yet as they are still adjusting to Alabama weather and recovering from their trip in hot trucks. :-(
 
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Oh I can relate! My bog looks like that about every other year. This year it's the irises. Next year... who knows!
 
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At this time of year it can be difficult to find plants that can fit in a box, water hyacinths and lettuce are a foot tall and wide, graceful cattail are 4' tall, pond iris over 2', pickerel 3'

It can take some trimming to fit them in....
 
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Addy, you Need a groundhogs to help you clear your bog! I'm surprised the critters don't mow it down.
The deer walk in there and munch, the ground hogs munch on everything else. My day lilies are trying to bloom, but the deer eat up the buds. They also like the water lily leaves.

I need a critter that attacks poison ivy, vines weeds...........................
 
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That would be a GOAT! They love weeds and poison ivy. :)
Heck I don't know of anything a goat wont eat including my aunts printed flower dress she was wearing when we went to the zoo. she had no idea it was happening until we kids started lol. Yes it was many year ago.
 
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Heck I don't know of anything a goat wont eat
I am so intrigued by the new-found love people have for goats - I mean, have you heard of goat yoga? I have no idea what that really means, but I imagine people doing yoga with goats wandering around I guess. Everyone is all "oh goats are so CUUUUUTE!" All I can think of is my great-uncle and his goats that TERRORIZED us when we were kids. Like you said, they would literally eat the clothes you were wearing, the toy you were holding, the shoes off your feet, the fence that was holding them in - those beasts would try to eat anything! And what smells worse than a billy goat? NOTHING is what!
 

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I mean, have you heard of goat yoga?
Yep we had the "pleasure" of watching goat yoga. We went out to a farm, they asked us to sell honey at their customer appreciation day.
The goats are supposed to interact with the yoga doers. These goats sort of ignored them.

They usually interact with the yoga peeps per the farmer. We did watch a few wipe poo off their feet.
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