Before starting Easter holidays we installed the improved versions of floating islands in Born (Germany). Nice flowering macrophytes like purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) and yellow flag (Iris pseudacorus) were choosen, but also sedges (Carex acutiformis) and rushes (Schoenoplectus lacustris) were planted. The macrophytes were pre-grown on coconut coir fibers mats.
Both installed islands differ from each other within the floating structure: One island’s floating matrix is made out of thermowood. The other island is made of a stainless steel mesh which is filled with dry reed stems and hollow stainless steel buoys enhance the buoyancy effect. Both versions help to avoid plastic utilization.
Let’s wish our installations strength to survive sometimes harsh environmental conditions. We cannot wait to see them blooming in the summer!