Choosing The Best Water Garden Plants

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.

Water Garden With Water Lilly Plants

Water Garden With Water Lilly Plants

Water lilies are usually considered the most popular type of plant for aquatic gardens.

Water Garden With Blossoming Water Lillies

Water Garden With Blossoming Water Lillies

Water lilies must be planted in the ground beneath the water, but they eventually grow up to the surface where they float and bloom.

Good Oudoor Water Garden Plants

Good Oudoor Water Garden Plants

Having pond plants is one of the best ways to keep your water garden healthy.

Soft Pink Lotus Plants For Water Garden

Soft Pink Lotus Plants For Water Garden

The planting and growth pattern of the lotus plant is much the same as that of the water lily.

Water Garden With Rocks And Plants

Water Garden With Rocks And Plants

If you use aquatic plants in your water garden, only cover about half the surface of the water.

Amazing Water Garden With Plants And Statue

Amazing Water Garden With Plants And Statue

Aquatic pond plants can be free floating, submerged, or marginal. What type you select is a matter of aesthetics and preference. Some plants are known for their scents, some for supplying oxygen keep the pool healthy, and some are just picturesque.

Beautiful Lotus In The Water Garden

Beautiful Lotus In The Water Garden

Lotus plants are popular choice for water gardens, and once planted and established, they come back every year.

Water Garden Pond With Lotus

Water Garden Pond With Lotus

The lotus plant produces oval shaped blooms that are usually pink or white, with a seedcase at their center.

Popular Water Garden Plants

Popular Water Garden Plants

When planning your water garden, it is a good idea to take care that no more than one-third of the surface of the water is covered with plants.

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