Choosing The Best Water Garden Plants
Water gardens create fresh and vibrant surroundings. When it comes to choosing the best water garden plants, you need to consider several things. Climate and temperature can be factors to consider, as well as other aquatic life the plants may be exposed to. If the water garden plants will be sharing the environment with fish, there could be a danger of overcrowding the environment. If you are unfamiliar with the types of water garden plants that will work well in your climate, you may want to purchase the plants from a local nursery or greenhouse. In most cases, local nurseries will be able to offer expert advice on the types of plants to purchase. Some water garden plants can be purchased online, but you should be very sure of your selection, because in most cases, you will be unable to return them.
Some water garden plants do not require any planting, but simply grow and float on the surface of the water. These plants include water hyacinths, fairy moss, and butterfly ferns. Water hyacinths are popular because of their delicate violet blue flowers and dark green foliage. In many cases, water hyacinths can grow to more than 3 feet (1 m) in height.