Patio pond placement is so important! Before I added all the fish in there, I placed the container (with water ofcourse) in different areas around the house. It was initially placed inside my garden but it kept trapping all the dust from the air so I knew that wasn’t going to work. 🙅🏻♀️
ALSO, it was (90%) under the roof so that meant it won’t be able to collect any rain! That’s a NoNo! Pond needs RAIN WATER! ...then I realized the leaves of my aquatic/pond plants were starting to yellow and that was because it was getting too much direct sunlight😭 —so I dumped the water and started over.
As you can see in the photo, now it’s next to a giant retaining wall where 1) it’s not surrounded by dirt and 2) gets partial sun/shade AND 3)water when it rains😀!! I also gathered all my fussy #calatheas that hate to be indoors due to lack of light and humidity 😒and placed them around the container. They have been thriving ever since I took them out and have been constantly producing new leaves 🤩. Although I bought them to have as “houseplants” ...I’d rather see them thrive outside than die😭. Gathering all the plants around the pond also helps with humidity so I hope they’re happy where they’re at.
If you’re wondering where I got my water lily, it’s from @guamplantnursery 😊 I didn’t know what color the flower was going to be so I was in for a surprise. The flower bloomed for the first time today and she was...🥁🥁🥁 PURPLE😍💜🌸!! #diypatiopond#patiopond#aquaticplants#waterlily#hyacinth#floatingplants#waterlettuce#planthoarder#gardener#plantmom#outdoorpond#pondexperiment#houseplantcollector#calatheaorbifolia#calatheaornata#cyperusalternifolius#horsetailplant
Today I went to Anderson with my little Lucy to visit my favorite plant shop @cityseedatthestation 😁 it's definitely worth the 45 minute drive because Donna is the best! Also, she always has coffee ready for you when you shop, what's not to love!? Annnnnndddd, it's inside of an old gas station!! 💛💛💛 Anyway, one of the plants I got was this beautiful Begonia Rex 'Breakdance' 😍 isn't she lovely?!
Happy Shelfie Sunday! Nothing better than enjoying a nice cup of coffee and admiring your plants. I'm still quite surprised how quickly I have amassed my collection. Particularly those rare plants on my wishlist!
What’s your favorite orchid?? Our Ludisia Discolor ‘Jewel Orchid’ has been in bloom for several weeks now and I’m loving every second. It makes me feel like a good plant parent that this kiddo felt content enough to bloom 🥰 It’s the first orchid I’ve ever got to re-bloom 🙏🏼 The flowers are so tiny though and I love them so much ❤️