Water gardens transform an outdoor living space into a beautiful paradise where you can relax, unwind, and enjoy quality time with family and friends. Water features become the focal point of any garden with their melodious tunes and natural ability to attract a variety of birds and butterflies.
The sound of a water feature will drown out noise from traffic or neighbors. In addition, water features provide an interesting backdrop for entertaining while adding aesthetic appeal to your landscape. Whether you tuck a decorative fountain near the entrance of your home or create a backyard habitat with an ecosystem pond and waterfall, you’ll find each day enhanced when you waterscape your landscape.
Hornwort is a submergible aquatic plant that has many uses in a water garden. It has a dark green fern-like foliage that provides excellent habitat for baby fish. Hornwort is a natural oxygenator and will release oxygen into the pond. It plays an important role in nitrate consumption, keeping water free from fish harming toxins. The best way to plant hornwort into a pond is to submerge it and anchor it with a rock.
Water hyacinths are a beautiful free-floating aquatic plant. They have gorgeous purple flowers that rise about 6” above thick green succulent type foliage. These plants add great color and texture to the pond, but that is not the most important thing they do. Water hyacinths will multiply and provide shelter for fish from both the sun and predators. The roots of the water hyacinths do a great job of consuming nitrate from the pond, keeping conditions safe for fish and other aquatic animals.
Water Lettuce is a free-floating aquatic plant that resembles a head of lettuce or cabbage. They have a beautiful velvety ribbed foliage that comes in several shades of green. Water lettuce has large feathery roots that remove toxic nitrates from the pond and provide a spawning habitat for koi and frogs. It also creates a perfect landing spot for colorful dragonfly.
Water lilies are one of the most beautiful aquatic plants and a must have for any pond! They are normally planted in a pot and placed at the bottom of the pond. The large round leaves will stretch through the water and lay flat on the surface. The flowers of the water lilies are a perfect example of natures perfection. These star shaped flowers come in incredible colors like red, pink, apricot, yellow, purple, white and every shade in between. Water lilies like full to part sun and will bloom all summer long.
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