Category Archives: Plants

We Have Moved & We Are Open…Fish and Plant Update!

In case you didn’t get the memo, The Pond Clinic retail store has moved to Carp! Our new address is 2710 March Road. It’s only a 12 minute drive from our former location in Bells Corners, which has been completely closed as of the end of October 2014. Our new hours are Monday – Saturday, […]

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Watch The Pond Clinic’s Aquatic Plant Specialist, Andrea Murray, as she outlines the types of plants you will need in your pond, and why you need them. PLUS! Coming this weekend, for Garden Days, Andrea will be holding a FREE aquatic plant workshop in our nursery, including a question and answer session. Drop by The […]

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Our HARDY plants have arrived!  NO floating plants just yet.

After a couple of pinched fingers and a few choice words, our temporary aquatic plant nursery has been erected for the last time at our current location…this summer we will be moving shop to our brand new garden centre featuring a year-round greenhouse! Can you tell we’re excited about Aquatopia?! Our greenhouse manager, Andrea Murray, […]

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Tropical Plants In A Canadian Winter

Tropical plants are small slices of the exotic, warmer climes from whence they came. Though we can hold on to their tantalizing sight and smell throughout the pond season, come late fall and winter, we need to help these warmth-loving plants make it through our harsh Canadian winter. Most tropical plants can be kept as […]

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Water Lilies: Divide and Conquer

One of the most common questions for our aquatic nursery staff is “when and how can I split my water lilies?”. For most pond owners, the best time to do this is in the spring after your spring cleanup. However, most plants can be divided up until the first few weeks of August. Some people […]

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Our Top 8 Water Cleaners for your Pond

Submerged Plants Submerged plants, also known as oxygenators, help clarify pond water as well as provide additional food and oxygen for fish. They are dropped to the bottom of a pond, either potted in aquatic soil like lilies and some marginal plants, or anchored under a rock large enough to hold the plant in place. […]

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Autumn Plant Clean-up

When you start to see your plants are shutting down, it’s a good time to prep for what is to come… Winter! In the autumn months, it is important to do a weekly once-over routine cleaning, removing any dead or dying leaves so they aren’t decomposing in the pond. When there is a chance of frost […]

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Q. Dear Pond Doctor, I have a natural pond fed by seven under ground streams.  I have installed a simple fountain purchased at a local Home Depot store.  Now after three years, I have unwanted plants growing in the water.  What can I do to get rid of them? A. Hey Steve! If you’ve ever […]

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Q. Good morning!, Question for you.  What causes water hyacinths to turn black and not flourish?  They were extremely healthy looking when we put them in the pond but they are slowly dying.  Our pond is in full sun – perhaps they don’t like that?  The same thing happened last year.  Our marginal plants are […]

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Q. I have a very small pond about 12 x 4 x 25 in deep. My plants are overgrown and busting out of the pots. Should I wait until spring to transplant them?  Another question: they are all grown together and very root bound. How do I divide them? When I do divide them will […]

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