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Mar 20, 2018 1:35 PM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Can anyone recommend one or more good vendors of pond plants?
I know about the pondmegastore.com, and see some on Amazon, but
would like at least a few others to choose from.

Thank You!
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Mar 20, 2018 1:39 PM CST
Name: Frank Mosher
Nova Scotia, Canada (Zone 6a)
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Cal, you should check with your local tropical fish store(s). They always have live plants, and you can set them up in suitable weighted pots. Cheers!
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Mar 20, 2018 2:10 PM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
fwmosher said:Cal, you should check with your local tropical fish store(s). They always have live plants, and you can set them up in suitable weighted pots. Cheers!

Thanks, Frank.

We're checking prices locally, too, but they charge state tax, then there's gas getting there & back, plus highway danger (70-80mph here), and limited selection so far. Taking it all into account, online shopping seems safer and cheaper in the long run.

Will let everyone know what we find. Smiling
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Mar 20, 2018 2:35 PM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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Years ago this company used to give discounts to members here. It had started with DG, then Cubits then ATP. I would not know if they still do that but you can contact them and say they were recommended on this site. I bought a good number of plants and supplies from them over the years.
Their plants were always top quality and arrived in excellent condition.
http://www.texaswaterlilies.co...
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Mar 20, 2018 3:56 PM CST
Name: Jim
Northeast Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Look into your local nurseries. Many around here sell pond fish and aquatic plants.
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Mar 20, 2018 6:26 PM CST
Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
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Cal, have you checked Plant World (off the 15}? It's been awhile, but I did get a water lily there. With all the nurseries in your area, there must be one that stocks pond plants.
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Mar 20, 2018 10:44 PM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
ardesia said:I bought a good number of plants and supplies from them over the years.
Their plants were always top quality and arrived in excellent condition.
http://www.texaswaterlilies.co...

Thanks, Alice. I'll check them out. Smiling

moonshadows said:Look into your local nurseries. Many around here sell pond fish and aquatic plants.

Thanks, Jim. We've made some calls, but the locals don't have much of a selection.
Online still looks like the best bet so far. Smiling

I already bought 3 lotus from https://pondplantsrus.com/ (good vendor).
Then found 10 Mile Creek https://www.tenmilecreeknurser...
and bought 1 Holy Fire lotus. They have an excellent selection at good prices,
and quick service. I recommend them, too.

We already have some hardy water lilies, and have transplanted several to the new pond. Also have
plenty of water hyacinths, iris, & duckweed. And I bought some water poppies, and snowflakes at Amazon.

Later.....went ahead and ordered everything from Pond MegaStore https://pondmegastore.com

Royal Pickerel Rush (pontederia Dilatata)

Pink Pickerel Rush (Pickerelweed) 'Pink Pons'

Aztec Arrowhead (Sagittaria Montevidensis)

Imperial Taro (Colocasia Antiquorum Illustris)

Acadian Miss Louisiana Iris

Blue Flag Iris

Mermaid (Proserpinaca Palustris)

Moneywort (Bacopa Monnieri)

Rotala (indica) - Pink Sprite,

Salvinia Minima, Water Spangles

Parrot Feather (Myriophyllum Aquaticum)

Dwarf Red Stem Parrot Feather

That should do it. Smiling
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Mar 21, 2018 2:51 AM CST
Name: Jim
Northeast Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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That https://www.tenmilecreeknurser... has a real nice collection!

We have a nursery about 20 minutes from us that specializes in ponds. They have one whole greenhouse and a number of outdoor ponds devoted to pond plants. We're lucky to have them so close.

Now, we want to see pics when you get all these plants established. Oh heck, we want to see pics no matter what! nodding
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Mar 21, 2018 4:56 AM CST
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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I agree
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Mar 21, 2018 4:15 PM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
MoonShadows said:That https://www.tenmilecreeknurser... has a real nice collection!
We have a nursery about 20 minutes from us that specializes in ponds. They have one whole greenhouse and a number of outdoor ponds devoted to pond plants. We're lucky to have them so close.
Now, we want to see pics when you get all these plants established. Oh heck, we want to see pics no matter what! nodding

Hey Jim, that's great you have a pond nursery so close, and in PA where it freezes! If there's one here, I haven't found it yet.
But we're set for now, and I will be sure to take pics when the plants arrive, and as I plant them. Smiling

I'd work on it today, but pulled muscle in my side....probably when I was potting up stuff yesterday. So I get the day off to hopefully update
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I just decided about 2 months ago I was tired of trying to keep the pool clean. We haven't used it for at least 10yrs, and I like going in the ocean, anyway.

It's very freeing to not have to worry about adding chlorine, cleaning the filter, etc, not to mention the cost of chemicals & electricity, AND
it's a lot of fun, too! Thumbs up
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