The water gardens at Cady’s Falls are made up of a string of long narrow ponds which were created out of a weedy ditch that used to drain the barnyard when this was an real dairy farm. The ponds rely on a thick layer of muck to retain the water which flows by gravity through a buried pipe from the farm spring. This year-round flow of water keeps the bottom of the ponds from freezing in the winter and allows us to grow water lilies and Asian skunk cabbage, even though the water is no more than ten inches deep. It’s really just a muck hole turned into a garden.
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Cady’s Falls Nursery
Don & Lela Avery
637 Duhamel Rd.  Morrisville, Vt. 05661
802-888-5559    [email protected]
 Darmera peltatum in June
 Nymphaea ‘Firecrest’  July- Aug
 Primula japonica, a few color variations
Peltandra virginica, flowers opening under water  in  August
 Nymphaea ‘Chromatella’
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Lysichitum camschatcense: Asian skunk cabbage in bloom in April
Above: Symplocarpus foetidus: our native skunk cabbage in full bloom in April. Below, with leaves fully expanded in June
Parnassia asarifolia at water’s edge in October
Caltha & Darmera in bloom before the leaves emerge, May 1st
 Helonias bullata, swamp pink, mid-May. Below, Helonias clump in July.
Calths palustris ‘Multiplex’
Iris pseudacorus ‘Dwarf Zvetlik’
Lysichitum camschatcense with leaves expanded to 3 ft and Darmera peltata on the right, in June
Iris laevigata ‘Snow Drift’ mid June
Primula rosea ‘Gigas’
Darmera peltata
 May, Primula japonica with Iris pseudacorus ’Variegata’ reflected in the water (sale now prohibited in Vt)
Pinguicula grandiflora (European butterwort) naturalized on a wet mossy rock by the pond, in May
Shady inlet to the pond, with Epimedium blooming in the foreground, early May
Rodgersia podophylla with bronze leaves in a sunny place by the pond
Early June
 Darmera peltatum in July
Menyanthes trifoliata, our native bog bean
Salix nakamurana var. yezo-alpna, creeping willow with catkins in May
Volunteer Astilbe chinensis var taquettii in early August
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