Hyacinths and Chicagoland
Water Hyacinth Plants are not illegal for a resident to own on their private property such as we have and do; however Chicago has made them illegal to sell within the City Limits. Their lame-ass excuse, is supposedly that “they are afraid the plant might adapt to a northern climate and create problems for our local water ways”. We do not believe this BS excuse anymore than we want to buy any Ocean Front Property in Wisconsin.
Water Hyacinth are completely TROPICAL and 100% INTOLERANT of temperatures freezing and below. It only takes several days of consistent freezing temperatures to render Water Hyacinth as being completely screwed. In our opinion, you’d have to be a complete fool to even suggest a law such as this and an even bigger fool to actually pass the law.
These freakin’ rocket scientists also seem to have forgotten that most of the water ways within the entire state are directly connected.
You’d need a state-wide ban in order to even have a chance in hell of this idiotic law to work anywhere near close to properly. Even working properly, this particular law is still stupid, pointless, needless and irrelevant.
So, we can only sell this plant in the suburbs of Chicago, to suburban Fish Stores. Where is a “middle finger emoticon” when you need one.
Depending upon the size of the purchase versus availability, we tend to sell them within a range between $0.75 and $1.25 per plant to the suburban Fish Stores, within the Chicagoland Suburbs. Retail usually ranges between $0.99 and $2.99 per plant, at the discretion of the store owner. We suggest the most fair prices to them, but we do not determine retail prices. We have no control over that.
Average retail price within Illinois for Water Hyacinth in general (ie: stores who are NOT our clients and do not deal with Pondscape) tends to average between $4.99 and $6.99.
Raising Water Hyacinth In Doors
Raising Water Hyacinth over the winter IN DOORS, tends to be an ironically elusive prospect. The irony is that its easy to do, in contrast with the illusion of difficulty provided by the information not being readily available. UNTIL NOW, that is! Please make this video go viral so that all of the people who desire to keep their Water Hyacinth alive over the winter who have been struggling to figure out how to accomplish this, may now have their wish come true.
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Environmental BENEFITS of Water Hyacinth
These are the wonderful details our idiotic city might have been wise to pay attention to. The floating, dark-green aquatic plant that can cover the entire surface of rivers is known world-wide as water hyacinth. Astonishingly, it prefers to live in a polluted environment, thus many scientists have researched the possibility of using it for phytoremediation, or the action of cleaning the environment with a plant.
What characteristic of water hyacinth makes it prefer to live on polluted water? Does it have special functions that can purify the quality of water? What animals consume the water hyacinth and are there any animals or insects that live in the water hyacinth? What beneficial and detrimental traits does it have? Could it provide relatively abudant supply of oxygen? If so, how much oxygen can it create? Etc.
Water hyacinths is one of the most famous plants worldwide that many people, including little children and natives, have seen. However, few people know the plant’s scientific name. They only know that it is an aquatic plant that floats on rivers and lakes, but not many are interested in learnig the original name. On the other hand, scientists are very interested in them since they are extremely invasive and easily adapt to new surroundings. Globally, scientists gave the scientific name, Eichhornia crassipes, for the common water hyacinth. Other common names include common water-hyacinth, floating water hyacinth, water lily (Philippines) jacinthe d’eau (France), wasserhyazinthe (Germany), jacinto-aquatico (Portugal), jacinto de agua (Puerto Rico), and lechuguilla (Mexico).
For more information on environmental benefits of this plant, you might be interested in consulting the following web pages:
- Water Hyacinth Pollution Control Properties
- Can Water Pollution Be Cleaned Up Naturally? (Yahoo!Answers)
- Practical Answers – Water Hyacinth
- Water Hyacinth – Wikipedia