Small Plants for Small Ponds

Variegated Sweet Flag Pond Plants Plants in the water garden not only provide beauty and naturalization, but they also help balance the pond ecosystem. Even a small pond will benefit from the beauty of aquatic plants. We’ve chosen our top favorites that do well in smaller aquatic...

Pond Plant Feature: Umbrella Palm

Umbrella Palm Pond Plant Umbrella palm (Cyperus alternifolius) is a tropical plant hardy to Zone 7 that can grow to almost six feet in height. In colder climates, umbrella palm will over-winter if brought indoors and positioned near a sunny window.

6 Ground Covers for Pond Pathways

Thymus-Elfin You’re one of the lucky ones! You have a beautiful backyard that’s graced with a refreshing pond that soothes your soul and invites critters and humans alike to enjoy. Since you spend a lot of time in and around your pond, you need a...

Red Leaved Canna

Red Leaved Canna, Canna australis The leaves of any colored-foliage canna can't be beat, but Red Leaved Canna (Canna australis) beats them all, and yes, it loves water!

Caring for Aquatic Plants in the Fall

Caring for Aquatic Plants in the Fall - Aquascape As with terrestrial, perennial plants, dropping temperatures signal your hardy aquatic plants to prepare for their winter dormancy.

Pond Lotus: Our List of Favorites

See our list of favorite lotus for your pond or container water garden. Known in the East as the Sacred Lotus, this flower is considered one of the most impressive aquatic plants available today. There are numerous lotus cultivars readily available today, and we’ve picked a few of our favorites to share with you.

How to Care for Marginal Plants

Creeping Jenny Marginal plants are simply the aquatic plants found growing around the edges, or margins, of your water garden.

Why Choose Tropical Water Lilies

Tropical Water Lilies in Aquascape Pond Tropical water lilies are referred to as “tropicals” because of their dislike for cold weather. Like annual plants in your garden beds, tropical water lilies die off in the winter and need to be replaced the following pond season. Even so, the

7 Tips for Planting Your Pond

7 Tips for Planting Your Pond From colorful water lilies that dance on the pond’s surface to aquatic Forget-Me-Nots that hug the edges of your water garden, it’s the amazing pond plants that put the “garden” in “water garden.” You can apply many of

Snowflakes on the Water

White Water Snowflake, nymphoides The snow blanketing ponds across the country brings a great time to talk about the dainty Water Snowflake you may have floating in your pond during the warmer seasons.

Fun Facts About the Lotus

Fun Facts about the Lotus

10 Invasive Pond Plants You Need to Know

10 Invasive Pond Plants You Need to Know Adding plants to your water garden has many benefits such as naturalizing the landscape, creating smooth transitions for edges and improving the water quality and ecosystem as a whole. But did you know that many common pond plants can be invasive...
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