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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Pond plant surprise


We have a 300 gallon plastic vat in our backyard that's serving as a makeshift container pond. It's home to some small native fish, a pair of bream and a few baby catfish. A couple of weeks ago an aquarium customer of Gregg's give him this potted pond plant. It's thriving in its new home. Early this morning I went out to say hello to the bream (they're tame enough now to swim up and greet you) and I discovered the tiny purple flower that had opened overnight! I texted this photo to Gregg at work to show him. What a nice surprise!

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  1. That's nice. I think I know what the bream say when you greet them - "How about some food honey?"

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  2. Plant surprises are the best.

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    1. I was happy that I spotted it first!

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  3. I would like to have a container pond, your bream sound friendly.

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  4. That bloom is lovely ! What a nice surprise.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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  5. That's a pretty flower and a nice surprise indeed. I don't know what bream are. Franklin and Penelope paddle through Lake Junebug when we have a rainy season, but when they approach me they want kisses.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Bream are just sunfish from this area....there are several species that fall under the term "bream" and we're not sure which ones we have....they showed up in a bag of tropical fish from a vendor in Atlanta GA as part of a shipment to the pet store where Gregg works. He's always been interested in local species of fish. They're too young yet to identify.

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  6. Our now defunct pond used to have all the bog-standard plants, but I loved them when they flowered. They always seemed so exotic.

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    1. I love water lilies best of all pond plants!

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  7. I had to look up bream, although of course it was clear from the context they are fish, I just didn't know what kind.
    The plant is beautiful, and a nice surprise for you to find it like that!

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    1. Thank you! We're not sure what species of bream we have, they're too small to identify.

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  8. I really like the photo. Nice composition. I love the early morning surprises out in the yard.

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