Many pond owners will eliminate all vegetation and rely onman-made structures to support fish populations. The Hidey Hole Tree andShrub structures create an ideal tangle-free fish habitat where forage fish andjuvenile game fish can be safe as well as eat. The larger predator fishwill use the habitat sites for hunting.
Cowslip, Caltha palustris. The bright yellow single flowers bloom in early spring along the shoreline of the water feature. This plants is also commonly called marsh marigold so it is best to remember the scientific name of this hardy aquatic marginal plant. Caltha palustris grows 12 inches tall in a water depth of 2 inches above the crown of the plant and does well in sun to
part shade. A great plant for those looking to add some bright vibrant color to the brown and gray landscape of Michigan's early spring.
The 'Ann Chowning' Louisiana Iris is a stunning and wonderful addition to any pond. The flower appears in early summer if you live in Michigan atop green stems reaching a height of 2 feet and anchored in no more than 6 inches of water over the crown. Found growing best in sun to part shade.
Using natural plant materials found in my yard, I created garden fairies for my fairy garden! No cost and cute as can be! See more pictures and directions at http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com
Commented on Aug 27, 2012
Just Google fairy doors of Ann Arbor. There are doors all over the town at different
businesses like Google. They give a map so you can visit all of them. Also, at the Arboritum at the University of Michigan there is a fairy village where people make fairy houses from nature's materials.