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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 15, 2014 6:01 PM CST
Water Hyacinths

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Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
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rocklady
Mar 15, 2014 6:11 PM CST
Love your hyacinths, Rita. Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Mar 15, 2014 7:33 PM CST
Um, isn't this plant on the Federal Invasive List?
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 15, 2014 9:29 PM CST
Up here it dies off because of the winter. But still, you should only put it in ornamental ponds that are self contained so that it can not go anywhere.
Name: Tina
Where the desert meets the sea (Zone 9b)
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chalyse
Mar 15, 2014 9:31 PM CST
my thoughts were ... since daylilies are historically invasive, at least in part, and considered in the weed category in Asia, perhaps this luscious green that the water hyacinths is emitting is a beacon to action. Could be, if invasive, it needs to be brought forth to attention and reinvented as we struggle to contain and transform its damage into more beneficial forms? Shrug! Self contained ponds sounds right. :D

... reminds me that I need to go pull out the rest of the primrose and foxtail in my garden ... the first was a pretty but overwhelming presence, the second a dangerous and persistent reseeding threat to my dogs' noses and lives ... helpful to learn about all these things ...

So, thanks for the educational banner that is also so easy on the eyes, and the educational question about its possible growing habit and status as invasive! Thumbs up
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of old; seek what those of old sought. — Basho

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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Mar 15, 2014 9:41 PM CST
Nice banner Rita! We always had hyacinths in our huge frog pond when I was growing up. When my parents took the pond out, they destroyed the plants. I don't think it was a bad plant back then, but it was obvious that it could easily get out of control. Mom had to remove large chunks of it from time to time, but the frogs sure did love it!
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Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
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rocklady
Mar 16, 2014 7:34 AM CST
@greene They are really invasive in Florida because they choke up the waterways. We had some here in AR when we first had our pond, but they died off in the winter. The blooms are lovely, and I wish I had taken some pictures when we had them.
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam
Name: Renée
Northern KY
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KyWoods
Mar 16, 2014 10:09 AM CST
They do have interesting leaves, and make for an attractive banner.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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Newyorkrita
Mar 16, 2014 11:25 AM CST
Thanks everyone!

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