Aquatic plants in water gardens
There are many plants available for use in water gardens. It is a pleasure to choose them, but there are some considerations to be taken into account. Most considerations, such as the depth of the water, the amount of light and how each species relates to its environment. Floating leaf plants and submerged plants are necessary for a healthy pond and should be included in your selection.
Floating Leaf Plants
Submerged plants are the oxygenators in the pond – a must for your pond to be healthy and fish-friendly. Submerged plants can become aggressive if they are planted in earthen ponds. The roots of these plants are not used for the absorption of nutrients or water, but for anchoring, so that the oxygenators can be potted in the gravel. Submerged plants should be placed in groups of 6 to 12 per pot, one e pots is often recommended if the pond is to contain fish, which tend to feed on the foliage.