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Lizards tail




Red Cardinal flower

Designing the perfect landscape can be both a fun and challenging job. When there is water in the landscape design, things can take on a whole new level of complexity. While choosing wonderful aqua plants to fill the scenery is excellent, choosing the right plants can be tricky. Aqua plants can give a plain lake a new definition and add food for the fish that may be inhabitants there. There are a few plants that should be present in all water settings. They are virtually maintenance-free and provide an excellent look for the area.

Cattail Plants

One plant that is unique to add to any space is Cattail. These plants love to grow around the water. It is a perfect choice if you have any water in their landscaping. Who didn't play with the flowers from the Cattail, pulling them apart to find the cottony seeds inside? When planting these plants, there are not many seeds needed. These plants rapidly multiply because the seeds blow when they "catkin" begin to dry a bit. The Submerged portions of this plant can also feed fish and other water inhabitants. These plants absolutely must have a wet environment but no standing water. They can grow upwards of 10 feet, and this plant's brown flowers are called catkin.

If Cattail is not the right plant for a pond or lake landscape, the Potato Duck maybe. These wetland plants like to be submerged in the water. They are found all over the country wherever there are swamp-like conditions. The name derives from the potato vegetable it resembles, but it is not eatable. The corms are what take on the potato shape. These plants are large, getting up to four inches in width and growing nearly two feet in height. These plants are from the Sagittaria flowers family, and they have three petals of white flowers. The flower will rise above the water, nearly 12 inches above the plant's leaves. With their giant thick stalks, these plants can quickly be located in the wild and easily grow at home.

The perennial grass known as BulRush Grass is an excellent choice for shallow waters. Bulrush Grass grows up to 10 feet in height. This dark green grass has a stiff feel and has no leaves whatsoever. There are some flowers, but they are just at the tip of the grass blade. That is another plant eaten by fish and is excellent for a mature lake or pond. The grass stays a vibrant green most of the year, and then when it dies, it can be eaten by ducks, fish, and anything else that lives in the water-filled area.

Wetland plants

 make any lakeside look amazing. These plants can do for the waters what shrubs and plants do for a garden. When selecting the plants for a water-filled landscape, make sure they will feed the fish and have a dual purpose of being beautiful and beneficial.

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Cardinal Flower

The Red Cardinal Flower has vibrant red blooms and tall, erect stalks. It adds color and elegance to gardens, parks, and various outdoor spaces. Beyond its aesthetic appeal, it offers several advantages, making it a popular choice for landscapers and gardeners. The scarlet-hued Lobelia cardinalis is a perennial in the bellflower family. Its tall, nectar-filled bloom spikes attract hummingbirds and create a beautiful display in your garden. The plant's common name refers to the red robes a Roman Catholic cardinal wears.     Natural Habitat Of The Cardinal Flower Lobelia is native to the North and South American continents and blooms from July through September. This moisture-loving plant grows on stream banks and in low woods, marshes, and meadows across the United States. If you want to create a handsome show in your garden, Lobelia will surely delight. The plant's fiery spires yield brilliant red blooms that open gradually from the bottom to the top of their racemes. Each long, narrow, tube-shaped blossom has two flat upper petals and three lower petals at the tips. The delicate plant crown leafy 2’-4' stems, covered with shiny, lance-shaped, bright green leaves that sometimes have a bronze or reddish tint. The leaves alternate as they climb the stems, enhancing the blooms to create a lively riot of color. Cardinal Flower is a favorite of gardeners who love adding bold splashes of crimson. This plant is perfect for shady woodland plots, wet meadow plantings, water gardens, pollinator gardens, and rain gardens. Its long stems can add height to borders and create depth when placed in the back sections of your landscape. The blossoms are most spectacular from midsummer into fall and make excellent cut blooms. Ecology Of The Cardinal Flower Some people say Lobelia will bring hummingbirds in from the sky. The plant's blooming period coincides with the late-summer migration of ruby-throated hummingbirds traveling south to Mexico. The birds pollinate the plant by dipping their beaks into the plants' long, red tubes. The blossoms are also beautiful to swallowtail butterflies and bees, making them a wonderful centerpiece in a pollinator garden. Cardinal Flower Is A Bold Statement In Any Garden  When you want to make a bold, beautiful statement in your garden, include the Cardinal Flower in your plan and celebrate the summer season.

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