Ponds and Water Gardening forum: New to water ponds

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Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
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freedombel
Apr 4, 2015 8:00 AM CST
I have a old bathroom sink and want to make a simple water pond. In my mind I am thinking I just fill it with rain
water from my barrels and put in some floating lilies and that`s that. Is it that simple? Also is it easy to find
water pond plants at my local nursery? Any tips for a beginner?
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Name: Paul Anguiano
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psa
Apr 4, 2015 9:23 AM CST

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It's a bit on the small side, so it'll be hard to grow something like lilies. There are some miniature plants and probably some floaters that will work. Make sure you take into account mosquito control and keeping it topped up. Hopefully some others here will have more specific recommendations.
Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
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freedombel
Apr 4, 2015 6:51 PM CST
psa, thanks for your reply! I will consider all that you said.
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Frillylily
Apr 5, 2015 9:27 AM CST
definitely not enough water or deep enough for a water lily. You could probably grow water hyacinth.
Name: Bonnie Davis
Clermont, Fl. (Zone 9a)
BonnieGardens
Apr 18, 2015 8:53 AM CST
There are many top floaters that should work. Water lettuce comes to mind.
Mosquito dunks will keep them out.

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