Classification of Water Garden Plants
Have you ever come across a pond or a water garden that had water garden plants in it? If you’re plain curious about what specifically lies in those areas, and is simply interested in learning more about these plants, then read more from this article.
What you must first know about a garden such as this is to know the natural balance of plants included in the system. So if the plants are fitting for this area (the ecology of the plants in the pond should be right), then you are to expect nothing but a clear and healthy water patch. For some water garden ideas, specifically for this one, you can try using some Oxygenator plants, Water Lilies, Marginals, and floating plants. Here are some examples:
• Oxygenator Plants – aquatic plants that are kept underwater; can only live on water
Duckweed – can be easily grown in a patio water garden; can also be served as food for fish
Azolla or Fairy Moss – can spread uncontrollably; can be of great use for the shade it provides
Salvinia – a weed that can spread extensively as well; well-suited for warmer conditions
Water Lettuce – prefers more shade when grown
• Water Lilies – these deep water aquatic plants help provide that much need shade to the pond so that too much light from the sun won’t enter the backyard water garden (especially the hard ones); too much sunlight can cause algae to thrive, which then causes the water to turn into green; are also hardy while some are merely tropical.
• Marginals also known as bog plants, thrive well in wet and muddy areas
• Floating Plants – can move without restraint; typically small to medium in size
Water Hyacinths – can be easily grown even under direct sunlight
Now, before you go right ahead into purchasing your water garden kits, make sure that you read up on this list, and also do more research. It won’t hurt to read up a little more so that you may be able to maximize the full potential of your pond. Make a plan as well, and know how many water garden plants you will use for your pond. Do take note that you can’t pack the surface of your pond with too many plants. The ideal range of plants in your pond should be at least 2/3 of its surface value.