One hyacinth made it

Discussion in 'Pond Archive' started by Phyllis and Jim, May 3, 2011.

  1. Happy day!

    We thought all of our hyacinth had frozen last winter. They all
    appeared to be sinking. Then, from the margin of the small pond,
    under an overlap, one lone hyacinth has poked out leaves. Now we can
    literally count the rate of multiplication. Nice turn of events as we
    had been planning to go on a voyage to the reservoir 25 miles away to
    get some. That route would have meant treating for parasites, etc.
    Phyllis and Jim, May 3, 2011
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  2. Phyllis and Jim

    Jim Guest

    The lone hyacinth is multiplying. It has sent out a child plant. I
    will track the multiplication rate.
    Jim, May 25, 2011
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  3. Phyllis and Jim

    ~ jan Guest

    It has been 2-3 weeks, how's the lonely only doing? ~ jan
    ~ jan, Jun 14, 2011
  4. Phyllis and Jim

    Jim Guest

    It is now two months since the lone hyacinth began multiplying. It is
    really clear that they have a 'cover-the-surface' strategy. The many
    hyacinths are sending out babies on 8" stems, going in various
    directions.They cover about 4' x 6' of the 4 x 8 berm pond. They
    cannot take over the remainder as I have parrots feather in the
    remainder of the pond. When they hit the side, they send stems in
    other directions. They have not started to grow tall, but I expect
    that will come next.

    I was also given a small group of water lettuce. It was about 6"
    across when I put it in the other 4 x 8 berm pond. It liked its
    home! The entire 4 x 8 surface is now covered with water lettuce. It
    has outdone the hyacinth for surface coverage! Amazing, i didn't
    think that could happen.

    When I put either in the main pond with the koi, the roots get eaten
    and the plants slow or die. If I have 4 x 6 of hyacinth inthe main
    pond, it appears to be critical mass and it can hold its own against
    the koi. Water lettuce have never been able to do more than not die.
    Usually, it gets decimated by the koi.

    I guess the warm summer has done its thing!

    If anyone needs hyacinth or lettuce or water celery or parrots
    feather, let me know. I would be happy to send you a small box for
    the postage.

    Jim, Jul 3, 2011
  5. Phyllis and Jim

    ~ jan Guest

    I got an offered of 1 WH full of koi eggs, I told her I'd hold off on
    acceptance until those eggs hatch. One thing I don't need, more fish. ~ jan
    ~ jan, Jul 7, 2011
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