Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Ex Uno Plures

 In my various tanks and FC created ponds around PFHQ, I have both flora and fauna. Lately, I noticed my pond flora have multiplied to the point where they are shredding the black plastic pots that once contained them. These plants consist mainly of  blueflag iris, a native spider lily, and another iris that is almost black when it blooms.  I don't know it's name, the cutie who cuts my hair gave it to me. (She is a pondophile too)

As you can see in the top photo, they were terribly rootbound and it was way past time for division.
What a difference a sharp knife makes.
This must feel like taking off a pair of too-tight shoes after a long day.

I'm not done yet, there are still plants to separate. Some of these will go down to the currently dry pond at the east end of PFHQ.
I am excavating down there and creating my own wetland ... all I need is some wet.
A few of these will go out to the school as part of my grant funded aquaponic project.

There, they will filter the aquaculture water, multiply, and eventually, be divided again.

It's an ex uno plures thang, y'all.

3 comments:

threecollie said...

Pond envy. Mine is solid ice, although there is one hardy yellow flag iris showing a little green.

Miz S said...

I love it when you talk Latin to us.

Floridacracker said...

3c,
These are tough plants! Hhope your thaw comes soon.

Miz S,
Tempis fugit.y