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  • 6 Ground Covers for Pond Pathways

    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…

  • Caring for Aquatic Plants in the Fall

    As with terrestrial, perennial plants, dropping temperatures signal your hardy aquatic plants to prepare for their winter dormancy.

  • Do You Know Your Aquatic Plants?

    Every water gardener has their favorite aquatic plants, but how well do you know the varieties available? Test your aquatic plant knowledge by taking our short quiz!

  • Pond Lotus: Our List of Favorites

    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.

  • White in the Water Garden

    While everyone loves the pop of a pink lotus or violet waterlily, have you ever considered adding whimsical white to your water garden?

  • 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

  • Small Plants for Small Ponds

    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 (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.

  • Red Leaved Canna

    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!

  • How to Care for Marginal Plants

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