Water Garden Ponds
Water Garden Ponds add a great attraction to every garden. Ponds and water gardens invite their visitors to relax and enjoy the special atmosphere they create. Even a small backyard pond is also a biotope, a pond ecosystem that is a habitat for insects like dragonflies or a breeding space for frogs and toads.
Water Garden Ponds attract wildlife to your garden that in return will help you to control pests like slugs and snails. They help to achieve an ecological balance.
A garden fish pond can be the home of attractive fish like koi or goldfish. These fish are very colorful and elegant. They become very tame so you can feed them out of your hand! Since we put koi and goldfish into our patio ponds we are out there much more, feeding our fish and watching them. They really become pets with names! And guess what: they had babies already in their first year! They are obviously quite happy!
There are many different plants for ponds. Water Lily Plants can be planted in the deeper areas of your garden pond but there are also floating water plants like water hyacinths and water lettuce. These will help to oxygenate the water, reduce the growth of algae and shade the pond.
Water Plants can be used in so many different ways and on such a variety of scales in your water garden.
We have all seen the acreage size (hectare?) water lily ponds in the public parks and show gardens but many gardeners have smaller water features that include such things as Koi fish as well as generous plantings of water plants.
Some deep in the water and some in the shallower muddy edges, some flowering and some not, and some with a more horizontal spread while others display a tall, vertical shape.
Small backyard ponds and waterfalls have become very popular and with them the desire to understand and cultivate a variety of plants for ponds.
We try to bring you an ever increasing list of articles to help educate and promote the world of water plant gardening. Well written articles by people who know, and articles that we feel can be of use in helping you with your garden. Helpful advice.
Why not start with this video on how to plant water lilies and dividing hardy water lilies...runs just over 7 mins and is part of a very instructive series...sound on ---
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