Ok. Iím thinking about using native plants from the lake we live on. Iím definitely on a budget since my recent medical problems have left me not being able to drive for 6 months, go to work, or school, not to mention Iíll be transferring to a university in the fall. Needless to say my resources are quite limited, at best. The lake is frozen right now but I was told that the best time to harvest native plants is when the lake it frozen. Just cut a hole in the ice and pull them out. Because itís winter they are storing all their energy and youíre less likely to loose them during this time. I donít know if thatís true. Thatís just what I was told.
Anyway, we have some great looking moss and tons of what appears to be Cabomba caroliniana and Vallisneria spiralis ''Tiger''. Iíve harvested the cabomba and vals before. I got the vals to stay alive after several attempts. Have any of you experimented with native plants before?