Ponds and Water Gardening forum: Celebrating Water Gardening in March on ATP!

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Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Jan 17, 2014 3:07 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Hi fellow water gardeners!

We are excited to be celebrating water gardens as part of our plant weeks on ATP!
As part of our celebration, we are looking for articles/ideas to run for the week that will focus on teaching, encouraging, and inspiring other gardeners who are looking at doing their own water gardens.

Topics are wide open, and I would love to see articles from all of you!! Don't be shy or nervous- the process is very simple, and I'm here to help you in any way possible. Don't stress about formatting or grammar if that's not your thing. I edit all of the articles, and don't mind giving everything a good polish Smiling

If you feel like jumping right in, you can begin by clicking on the "Ideas" tab on the left and following the directions starting at the top of the page. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me directly.

Thanks for all of your help in making these plant weeks a success! I can't wait to see what we have in store for Water Gardens Week!!
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Name: Carolyn Madden
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Carolyn22
Jan 18, 2014 4:58 PM CST
Trish -

Sounds like fun - I am glad there is another layer to look at the articles. I can put together something, however I don't have any photos for start up. Is that ok?

Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Jan 18, 2014 7:26 PM CST

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No problem! If nothing else, I will pull a few photos from the database to use. Thumbs up

NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and caretaker of 90 acres and all that dwell there.
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
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HollyAnnS
Jan 19, 2014 2:09 PM CST
I love the water garden idea. Not sure I can put anything together right now but I will be looking forward to seeing the ideas. When do you need the ideas/articles submitted by?
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Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Jan 20, 2014 8:38 AM CST

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Holly- we are running them in March, so you have plenty of time!
Big Grin
NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and caretaker of 90 acres and all that dwell there.
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Feb 14, 2014 1:13 AM CST
Trish - I don't know if you've already got a water nursery or two to offer some plants for the not-a-raffle raffle, but I highly recommend Texas Waterlily. I bet they would not only donate some plants, but could they possibly run a sale for our ATP members for a week or two in March to celebrate Water Gardening Month? That way anyone interested in trying water gardening could be a "winner" with a discount sale for ATP members!

Has anyone offered to write an article about small container water gardening? If not, I can try and put one together quickly for March. I might lack enough photos, though. (Many of my photos are on my old computer and I don't know if I can still access them.)

I would love to see an article by anyone who has created/built an in-ground pond. Big or small.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Feb 14, 2014 9:39 AM CST

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Becky- A container water garden article would be great! I'll count you in. If you run short on pictures, we often use some from the database for the Ideas. Water Garden week is the third week in March, so you have a bit of time Thumbs up

I'll pass the info along to Dave about Texas Waterlily Thumbs up
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Name: Holly
South Central Pa
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HollyAnnS
Feb 15, 2014 2:32 PM CST
Trish, I am working on a small series of ideas for Portable Water Gardens, hopefully you will be able to use some of what I am doing. I have a few pictures in the old lap top and should have them back on Monday. Will send them off as soon as possible. I did send an idea on overwintering pond plants, hope you got that and are able to use it.
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Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Feb 15, 2014 3:46 PM CST

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Great, Holly!! I look forward to it!!

So far, I have 2 articles for the Week, so keep them coming!
NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and caretaker of 90 acres and all that dwell there.
Name: Hendrik Gode
Indonesia
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Milano
Feb 15, 2014 5:41 PM CST
Great idea trish
It will be inspiring all of us if there are such articles Hurray!

Actually im on project of small water garden in a container like becky said.
I will try to help too for making a good information articles of it.

Hopefully i can finish my second small water garden after i finished choosing the right plantd for it ( the floating plants, marginal, rooted and submerged plants)
Cheerss Big Grin
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But its leaves n flowers still unstained
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Feb 15, 2014 6:20 PM CST
Trish - I searched around on my new computer and found enough different photos for my article on container water gardening. I'll start working on the article this week.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
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Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Feb 16, 2014 12:28 PM CST
I don't think I showed the pictures for the redux on my pond last year (or maybe the year before). Had to have it partially dug up due to sinking stones. That was the largest toughest part. I will look them up and they be of some interest since I also had the surrounds landscaped very differently than it was before. Greatly enhanced its appeal to me.
"What a person needs in gardening is a cast iron back with a hinge in it" Charles Dudley Warner (spelling edited by Dinu lol)
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Feb 16, 2014 12:40 PM CST
Mary - I would love to see an article about your pond redo!
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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Newyorkrita
Feb 16, 2014 1:06 PM CST
Yep, me too!
Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Feb 16, 2014 1:19 PM CST
Okay. Time to put up or ... well you know. I will start right now on the other computer where the pictures are kept.
"What a person needs in gardening is a cast iron back with a hinge in it" Charles Dudley Warner (spelling edited by Dinu lol)
Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Feb 16, 2014 2:07 PM CST
already HELP! I can type up the article in word, insert pictures ( downsized so they take up fewer kb). Or would it be better to just type the article and put the pictures at the bottom so you can insert them. Not sure how your software imports such things; words and pictures.
"What a person needs in gardening is a cast iron back with a hinge in it" Charles Dudley Warner (spelling edited by Dinu lol)
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Roses Herbs Vegetable Grower
Composter Canning and food preservation Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Organic Gardener Forum moderator Hummingbirder
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Trish
Feb 16, 2014 4:46 PM CST

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If you click on the "Ideas" tab on the left side, and then click on the top of the page where it says "submit an idea", then select the "simple" option, you'll be able to submit your article right there. It works exactly like making a post- easy peasy!
NGA COO, Wife, Mom, and caretaker of 90 acres and all that dwell there.
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
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beckygardener
Feb 16, 2014 5:27 PM CST
Once you click on Ideas tab, you will see at the top of the page:

Gardening ideas: new articles and tips every day! Got an idea you want to share? "Submit one here", get famous, harvest delicious acorns and thumbs, and win the admiration of your peers!

Click on "Submit one here" and these will be your options: (The first one is the simple one!)

» Easy form, like posting a thread

» Advanced form, with HTML and drag and drop image control.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden
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Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
Peonies Ponds Dahlias Canning and food preservation Lilies Permaculture
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Oberon46
Feb 16, 2014 5:32 PM CST
Thanks. I am working away. Scouring my pictures for samples.
"What a person needs in gardening is a cast iron back with a hinge in it" Charles Dudley Warner (spelling edited by Dinu lol)
Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
Peonies Ponds Dahlias Canning and food preservation Lilies Permaculture
Garden Ideas: Level 2
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Oberon46
Feb 16, 2014 8:08 PM CST
Okay. The great American novel is done. Now if Trish can just get those darn pictures to balance out right with the text....
"What a person needs in gardening is a cast iron back with a hinge in it" Charles Dudley Warner (spelling edited by Dinu lol)

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