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by Gregg Sawyer 

November 23, 2022

Are you thinking about adding a water garden to your yard? Water gardens are a beautiful and relaxing addition to any home. They can be as straightforward or as complex as you want them to be. Before you get started, though, there are a few things you need to know. This blog post will give you an overview of water gardens and the three best plants to use in your water garden.

A water garden is a contained body of water—usually a pond—used to grow aquatic plants. Water gardens can be small enough to fit on a patio or balcony or large enough to take up an entire backyard. They can be formal with straight lines and geometric shapes or natural with curved edges and free-flowing lines. No matter what type of water garden you choose, there are three essential elements: plants, fish, and bacteria.

Plants play a vital role in the health of your water garden. They help keep the water clean by absorbing nutrients and releasing oxygen. They also provide shelter and food for the fish in your pond. When choosing plants for your water garden, it is essential to select plants with different heights to create a layered effect. You should also choose plants that have different leaf sizes, textures, and colors for added visual interest. 

Water Hyacinth

Like regular Hyacinth, Water Hyacinth will bear beautiful purple flowers. Adding this plant to your water garden will give your pond the appearance of an artist’s canvas filled with layers of purple paint.

Water Lilies

Water lilies are another popular choice for water gardens. Like the lotus, they come in a variety of colors and bloom above the surface of the pond. Water lilies prefer partial sun but will tolerate full sun if their leaves float on the pond's surface.

Yellow Flag Iris

Yellow flag iris plants are water plants that are known for their beautiful, yellow flowers. These flowers bloom in the spring and summer, and they can add a splash of color to any garden. Yellow flag iris plants are also known for their ability to thrive in wet conditions. This makes them a good choice for gardens that are near water sources, such as ponds or streams. In addition, yellow flag iris plants are relatively low-maintenance, and they will naturalize over time. As a result, they can be a beautiful and easy-to-care-for addition to any landscape.

About the author 

Gregg Sawyer

Gregg is founder/partner of Sawyer Waterscaping in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He built his first pond in his parent's backyard at age 12 and has had a passion for designing and construction natural waterscapes ever since.

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