> From: Paul Draughn Sullivan
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: suggestions sought
> Date: Monday, October 20, 1997 8:18 AM
> I am a new subscriber, and have enjoyed and learned from October's
> mail. I live in Punta Gorda, Florida, which is zone 9b (my yard never
> seems to hit below freezing, although the county might.) I have a
> retention pond at my office which measures about 40 feet by 150 feet. In
> the wet season (June through September) it may fill with two feet of
> water once every two weeks; this usually drains away in a day or two,
> but every summer I can count two seperate occasions when the water
> stays in the retention pond for perhaps a week before draining.
> The soil in the pond is sandy dirt.
> I am searching for plant, particularly aroids, to plant in the pond so
> that I don't have to look at grass. Currently the whole pond is in full
> sun, except for one small corner. I have four Pachira Aquatica trees
> lanted in the pond and they are thriving. I also have some hydechiums
> that seem to be doing fine.
> Would any typhenodorums work? Would t. linleyanum work in these
> condition? I am particularly looking for large leafed aroids, but will
> gladly fit in anything interesting.
> If necessary, I can build a shade cloth over for a portion of the pond.
> Also, I would very much appreciate a list of sources for any suggested
> plants ( or sources for aroids in general.)
> Thanks very much,
> Paul D. Sullivan