Aquatic Plant Beauties

Summer has officially began! Your aquatic plants are looking healthy and beautiful. You may be considering adding more plants this summer but need help deciding on which ones would fit your water garden best. Here are a few favorites that may help you decide.

Nothing boasts summer like a bright, Yellow Snowflake.
Nothing boasts summer like a bright, Yellow Snowflake. The petals’ frayed edges add to the playful character of this show-stopper.

The calming cool green of Arrowhead leaves display an intricate railroad pattern
The calming cool green of Arrowhead leaves display an intricate railroad pattern. This easy-to-grow plant is a crowd pleaser in the pond world.

Who doesn't love the Lotus?
Who doesn’t love the Lotus? This flower needs no descriptive sentence … the picture paints 1000 words.

Water Lettuce
Ah, Water Lettuce! I’ve had a love affair with this floating plant for years. The lush green leaves, velvety to the touch, are a pleasure to behold. This plant multiplies readily and is great for sharing with friends.

Isn't this an amazing photo of Powdery Thalia?
Isn’t this an amazing photo of Powdery Thalia? (We didn’t take this photo, or any others on today’s post … but water gardeners love to share!) Such a delicate looking flower for a robust plant.

Cattail!
And Cattail! I do love the variegated leaves and spongy flowers of this stately plant.

The regal Victoria Waterlily
The regal Victoria Waterlily, with buoyant leaves that can hold a human being. For more information on this amazing waterlily, visit http://www.victoria-adventure.org/.

A close-up of this South American beauty, named after Queen Victoria.
A close-up of this South American beauty, named after Queen Victoria.

The Giant Mediterranean Reed provides dramatic architectural interest to the water garden
The Giant Mediterranean Reed provides dramatic architectural interest to the water garden. Look closely and you’ll see a little green friend resting on a leaf.

Terrestial gardeners will find a new world of plants to grow and love when they turn an eye to aquatic beauties such as these
And when you mix some of these plants together, you’ll see why water gardening has become so popular. Terrestrial gardeners will find a new world of plants to grow and love when they turn an eye to aquatic beauties such as these.

Aquatic Plants