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Planting Aquatic Plants in Your Pond
Thursday, September 15
Garden with a pond and aquatic plants in it look quite exotic .If you have a large area to spare then growing water plants can be a really good idea. Aquatic plants are typical in nature and grow in water bodies so it is essential to choose the right kind of plants that can thrive well in ponds.
There are a variety of aquatic plants that you can grow in your garden. However, first it is important to prepare a pond or a water body where you want to grow these plants. You can surround the pond with different sized rocks and stones to make it look more natural. Water plants are of many types; some of them float on water and some are submerged either partially or wholly in water. The commonly used floating plants in ponds are water lilies which are also known as Nymphaea or Lotus. Water lilies have different colors and you can choose specific colors that would make a good contrast with other plants in your garden.
Fishes can also be raised in ponds with aquatic plants and you would not require mechanical techniques to provide oxygen for fish. Growing oxygenator plants in the pond will ensure that oxygen is added is water during the process of photosynthesis. These oxygenator plants help fishes to breathe easily as oxygen is dissolved in water in a more natural manner. Some common types of oxygenator plants are algae, water weeds (Elodea Canadensis), Anacharis (Egeria Densa), etc. There are some plants which partially float on water and are also called immersed plants. Some of its types are cattail, bulrush, maidencane etc. These plants provide food for fish and are a perfect habitat for fishes as they feed on seeds and leaves of such plant. These are some of tips that can help you plan a water garden at your home.