I Have A Pet Fish ...
Tuesday, 25 May 10 21°C / 70°F
Exciting news!!! I am now the proud owner of a water garden!!!
A few weeks ago, I saw a water garden kit and told DH I really, really, really wanted one. We’ve talked about installing a big ‘proper’ water garden/pond for forever now, but never do it for various reason, so when I saw this tiny little container water garden I really wanted it give it a go. He surprised me with one last week.
I know the plants are packed in to closely but figure it will be a good small scale introduction to water plants and if all goes smoothly then we’ll consider moving to a larger container as a next step. I’m also going to see about getting a little bubbler.
The plants did not come labeled, so if anyone can help out with identification that would be awesome! Here’s what I’ve guessed so far …
Photo #2 – I know for sure the plant on the right is a Water lily and am guessing hornwart on the left?
Photo #3 – I think it’s an iris?
Photo #4 – I think the one in front is some kind of dwarf cattail?, but have no idea about the reddish one behind it.
Photo #5 – My fish … ’is name is Eric.
The instructions suggest that these plants … 1 waterlily, 3 marginals, 1 oxygenator, plus a few fish – and yes, I will get Eric a buddy — just wanted to make sure one would survive first — to eat mosquito larva will provide the perfect water garden balance. It’s been over a week now and all seems to be going well, so I’m already on the lookout for a bigger container and more plants. Yep, I think I’ve found yet another gardening-related addiction.