It’s the amazing aquatic plants that put the “garden” in “water garden.” From colorful water lilies that dance on the pond’s surface to aquatic Forget-Me-Nots that hug the edges of your water garden, aquatic plants play an important role in the eco-system and put on an ever-changing show while they’re at it. When adding aquatic plants, you can apply many of the same tips and guidelines you use to create your terrestrial flower beds. Color, height, and planting conditions are things you’ll want to consider when it comes to naturalizing your pond with plants.
We gardeners vary as much as the plant material we choose. While some may want to strategize their plan before shopping for aquatic plants, others buy what they like and figure out where to place them when they get home. These tips will be helpful either way.