Introducing native plants to ponds
I am going to our property this weekend, and it has one large pond that we believe is spring fed and always contains water. I am going to introduce some plants to that pond, including pennywort collected at a lake near my house and some fissidens fontanus. For some reason the pond has almost no vegetation, so this will be pretty good for the pond I think. My only concern is the plants (fissidens especially) being able to get started growing in the pond. One pond dries up occasionally (not very often, only once in last years heat wave) and is growing lots of plants this year. How should I go about introducing the plants?
I may get some good samples of the plants already there and see how they grow in my aquariums. There are a few different sizes of hairgrass and a weird, abundant, fragile plant that grows there.
Any ideas? I'm leaving tommorow. Oh, and I might be going to put some guppy culls in the smaller pond that currently has no fish. They should die over the winter but reproduce rapidly so maybe they would be like a perrenial fish. Just an experiement and a way to hopefully get some cool looking fish in the fall.
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