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    Best plants around the pond

    Around my pond, I had bamboo and rocks scattered here and there, the bamboo kept shedding leaves and making a mess. So I cleared the area of all bamboo, right now the pond looks barren without any plants behind it. I wanted to get some suggestions on plants that I can put around the pond, my requirements being:

    • Little or no water needed

    • No leaves dropping during winters

    • Aesthetically appealing


    I am a novice at plants/flowers, so any and all suggestions are appreciated.

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    I planted some Dawrf Threadleaf False Cypress. I really like them. Look like a green mophead, and do not shed leaves. Slower grower, a good thing around the pond. Has some yellow highlights. I have pics at home if you want them.
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    I have a few ornamental grasses planted around the pond, as it fills in space really quickly and they don't make a mess. The only negative is that they die back in winter--but they pop right back up in spring again.
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    low growing ever greens, blue rug, look great, grasses, lirope, hostas, day lilies.

    you can see the ever greens on the top of the bank.

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    Lirope, junipers, and (I have to look it up) the blue evergreen up towards the top of hill is a golden cypress, they don't drop leaves and once going no great need of water.

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    These are all perennials near the pond

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    here is the golden cypress, looks great all of the time, to the left of the picture.

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    holly would work great, always green does not drop leaves. holly to the right of the picture
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    LouAnn, can you send me some pictures of your plant.
    Addy, I like the holly and the golden cypress. What is the one with the orange corn like flowers?

    Where do I buy these?

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    i think those orange corn like flowers u are refering to are Kniphofia aka fire glow... I THINK.

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    i planted a few blazing star liatris bulbs around my pond, there are about 6 of them and most are around 7" tall now. i got them off ebay (then found the EXACT same thing in the dollar store for $2- i bought a few bags n sold them on ebay for $9 each... hahah)...
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    hehe, pretty cool.
    SO you got the flowers at the dollar store? Did not know they sold plants there..

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    They are called red hot fire poker here, I have the ones you see and some yellow ones, the link you have is the same thing. They come in different colors. End of season................50 cents for the plants. They came back beautifully.
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