Introduction To Water Garden Plants
Water garden plants offer a number of very useful roles in your pond. First and foremost they are very attractive hardy & tropical water lilies look amazing with their large flowers and huge floating leaves providing shade and natural shelter for your fish. Marginal or bog plants help soften the transition from the first shelf of your pond to the existing landscape. Marginal plants come in many different colors and sizes and add height contrast to your water garden. Water lotus are another very popular pond plant and for good reason! No other plant can compete as far a flower size or leaf size! These large flowering plants must be planted in pots due to their invasive nature and can quickly choke out other plants even killing them. Because of their large 14" leaves and 8" flowers lotus are considered by many to be the king of pond plants with water lilies being the queen! Every pond should at least have one lotus. Other plants include floating and oxygenating plants that like all plants use up fish waste as a food source thus starving off algae growth in your pond, keeping it cleaner and not greener! Growing water garden plants is a rewarding and stress relieving hobby that adds beauty and function to any backyard pond! The following educational links below will help give you a good understanding of how to get the most out of your backyard water garden. If you have any questions please contact us we are here to help.