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Old 05-15-2009, 06:29 AM   #1
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Does anyone have a source for wide, shallow planting baskets?

I've used the square and the kidney-shaped baskets for everything, and have not had any problems until just recently.

My cattails have grown so much that their top growth outweighs the submerged weight (roots, basket, gravel, etc.) and they heel way over in a strong wind!

I could divide them, but they look so much more natural and the frogs like to hide in them.

Does anyone have any suggestions for a source for wide planting baskets or ideas for other alternatives that would work (I use 'Soil Perfector' for my medium, so it needs to have a fine enough mesh to contain that)?

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Old 05-15-2009, 09:06 AM   #2
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Have you the room to put a few huge rocks in between somewhere on top of the root system?
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Old 05-15-2009, 06:16 PM   #3
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I've used your average black plastic pot for a lot of plants in my pond. I've also seen long oval planters, for water lilies, that can be used for anything that can be submerged, such as your cattails.
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Old 05-15-2009, 09:51 PM   #4
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Planters for Aquatic Plants

Other shapes will be introduced next season.
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Old 05-16-2009, 08:53 AM   #5
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Somebody was thinking with those. Great idea. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-16-2009, 09:49 AM   #6
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I like the flexability those provide.........
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Old 05-16-2009, 09:56 AM   #7
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There are online sources for net baskets. Have you tried a search for aquatic + net + baskets to see what comes up?
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