Pond and Water Gardening
Many forms of water features can make up your enchanted and serene environment. We have multiple container types, plants, and fish to fascinate everyone.
Small Containers with Plants
Plants for Water Feature Landscaping
There are lots of water plants at Enchanted Forest Nursery and Stone for you to choose from. The most popular are water hyacinths, water lilies, and water lotus. There are also lots of different water grasses.
Water hyacinth is a free-floating perennial plant that can grow to 3 feet. Underneath the water is a thick, heavily branched, fibrous root system. The water hyacinth has striking light blue to violet flowers. Water hyacinth is very invasive. If mats of these plants cover the entire surface of the pond they can cause oxygen depletions and fish kills. Water hyacinths should be controlled by thinning so they do not cover the entire pond.
Water lilies are rooted in soil in bodies of water, with leaves and flowers floating on the surface. The leaves are round, with a radial notch. There are over 70 species, and there are many color variations in whites, yellows, pinks, and lavenders.
This plant is an aquatic perennial. Under favorable circumstances its seeds may remain viable for many years, with the oldest recorded lotus germination being from that of seeds 1,300 years old. It is the national flower of India. The roots of lotus are planted in the soil of the pond or river bottom, while the leaves float on top of the water surface or are held well above it.
Pond grasses are often used for oxygenating pond environments as much as for their appealing looks. ir None are actual true grasses, but either as unattached or rooted, totally submersed or emergent forms that appear “grass-like”. These “grasses” provide useful functions such as oxygenation, use of carbon dioxide, or uptake of nutrients such as phosphates that might otherwise fuel pest-algae overpopulation growth. Some make a habitat for juvenile fish, or are decorative.
On the few downsides of their use, such plant life can become a nuisance by simple overgrowth, clogging pump impellers, plumbing intakes. However, these potential problems are easily prevented by regular maintenance; the removal of extra plant material.
There are hundreds of suitable plant species for these purposes.