Information About General Water Plant Care

If you need tips for the general care and maintenance of your water garden or pond, then these articles will help. Below you will find information on everything from types of water plants to cleaning and designing water gardens. Keep reading to learn more so you can make the most of your water gardening endeavors.

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Flowering Pond Plants – Growing Aquatic Flowers

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Adding flowering pond plants to natural and manmade water features can be an easy way to quickly beautify a space with lush greenery and vibrant bursts of seasonal color. Read on for more.

Full Sun Aquatic Plants – Full Sun Floating Pond Plants

By Mary Ellen Ellis

There are pros and cons to putting a pond in full sun, but it's very doable. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Echinodorus Creeping Burhead – Information On Creeping Burhead Plant Care

By Laura Miller

Creeping burhead plants are members of the water plantain family and commonly used in freshwater aquariums or outdoor fishponds. Echinodorus creeping burhead is native to the eastern half of the United States. To learn more about the creeping burhead plant click the following.

What Is A Saltwater Aquarium: Plants For Saltwater Aquariums

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Building and maintaining a saltwater aquarium requires some expert knowledge in choosing the right plants. Here are some choices to start with.

Outdoor Aquarium Ideas: Putting A Fish Tank In The Garden

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Aquariums are generally made for inside the house, but why not have a fish tank outside? Click here for tips and ideas on backyard aquariums.

Fish That Eat Plants – Which Plant Eating Fish Should You Avoid

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Growing plants with aquarium fish is rewarding, but if you want to combine plants and fish, learn what aquarium fish to avoid. This article will help.

Is Pond Fertilizer Bad For Fish: Learn About Fish Safe Fertilizer

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Using fertilizer around fishponds must be done with care. Excess nitrogen causes algae, but can also contaminate the water and affect fish. Learn more here.

What Is Aquascaping – Creating An Aquarium Garden

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Aquatic gardening can be a rewarding endeavor, especially when aquascaping. Click this article to learn more about creating an aquarium garden.

What Is Bubble Aeration: Learn About Pond Bubbler Systems

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Without proper care and maintenance, a pond can become a smelly, brackish pit and a breeding ground for mosquitos. The best way to keep a pond clean and odor free is with an aeration system. To learn about bubble aeration in ponds, click here.

What Is A Floating Forest: Information About Artfully Floating Trees

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

A floating forest consists basically of floating trees in various forms. Floating forests can simply be a few trees in the water or unique ecosystems that host a variety of interesting birds, animals, and insects. For a few floating forest ideas, click the following article.

Microclimate Pond Conditions: Do Ponds Create Microclimates

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

Learning more about how yard structures can impact the climate of the garden will help growers make the most of their plantings. The presence of various bodies of water, for example, is just one factor that can impact the microclimate of an area. Learn more in this article.

Feeding Pond Plants – How To Fertilize Submerged Aquatic Plants

By Teo Spengler

Feeding pond plants is not always a necessity, depending on the condition of your pond. But if you do decide to go ahead, you’ll need to know how to fertilize submerged aquatic plants and when to feed them. Click here for the details of adding fertilizer for pond plants.

Flowers Native To Swamps – Learn About Flowering Swamp Plants

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Have a wet, swampy yard and not sure how to still have a nice flowering garden? With the right plants, it is possible to enjoy a wetland garden. Wetlands are simply another type of ecosystem. Click here to find out about flowers that grow in swamp-like conditions.

Bog Garden Maintenance: Growing Healthy Bog Gardens

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Bogs are natural ecosystems, and having one means getting to enjoy a native bog garden. However, if you do not already have one, you may want to create an artificial bog. To learn more about maintaining a bog garden, click on the following article.

Koi Fish And Plants – Choosing Plants Koi Won’t Bother

By Susan Albert, Freelance Garden Writer

First-time koi pond enthusiasts may have learned the hard way that koi love to browse the plants and roots of pond vegetation. What’s a pond owner to do? Click on the following article to learn more about how to keep plants safe from koi fish.

Terrestrial Aquarium Plants: Can You Grow Garden Plants In An Aquarium

By Amy Grant

Fish tank plants make aquariums look better and give fish a place to hide out. Are there suitable garden plants for aquariums? Find out here.

Feeding Fish Plants – What Are Some Plants That Fish Eat

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

In their natural environment, fish are adept at finding edible plants. “Domestic” fish also enjoy plants. Learn what plants fish eat here.

What Is Spirulina: How To Make A Spirulina Algae Kit

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Spirulina may be something you’ve seen only in the supplement aisle at the drug store. This is a green superfood that comes in powder form, but it is actually a type of algae. So can you grow spirulina? You sure can, and it’s easier than you think. Learn more here.

Fish Tank Plants To Avoid – Plants That Hurt Fish Or Die In Aquariums

By Tonya Barnett, (Author of FRESHCUTKY)

The creation of ideal aquatic environments requires careful planning and attention to detail. Unfortunately, things may not always go according to plan. This is especially true when incorporating submersed live plants. Here we will learn about fish tank plants to avoid.

Ponds In The Shade – How To Select Shade-Tolerant Water Plants

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

A shady pond is a serene spot where you can relax and escape from the stresses of the day, and an ideal way to provide a haven for birds and wildlife. If your pond needs more greenery or a touch of color, consider a few shade-tolerant pond plants. This article will help with that.

Upcycled Fountain Ideas: Tips For DIY Water Features

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Upcycling is all the rage for furniture and indoor accessories, but why not for outdoors? A water feature is a great way to add more interest to your garden space, as well as the delightful sound of flowing, tinkling water. Learn how to make upcycled water features here.

What Are Reflecting Pools – Learn About Reflecting Pool Uses In Gardens

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer

Your home doesn't have to be a palace or temple to have a reflecting pond. They can simply reflect a scenic tree line, mountain backdrop, a small structure, a garden or your home. Click this article for more reflecting pool information.

Choosing Plants For Riverbanks – Tips For Planting Along Riverbanks

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Gardeners having natural water features running through their property may also find challenges when landscaping. Plants must be able to survive occasional flooding and possible erosion issues. Some great options and cautions are discussed in this article.

Rainwater Garden Features: Using Rainwater In The Garden

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

Water is a precious commodity, and drought conditions have become the new norm across much of the country, so many gardeners are harvesting and using rainwater in the garden. Click here on to learn more about rainwater gardens and more.

Patio Water Garden Ideas – DIY Patio Water Gardens And Plants

By Liz Baessler

Not all plants grow in soil. There are a huge number of plants that thrive in water. DIY patio water gardens are a great, non-traditional way to grow in small spaces. To learn about patio water garden plants, click this article.

Water Garden Supplies: Tips On Backyard Pond Equipment And Plants

By Liz Baessler

Everyone loves being near water. It?s just one of those things. But not all of us are blessed with lakefront property. Luckily, if you have any space at all, you can build your very own water garden. Learn about backyard pond equipment and supplies for water gardens.

DIY Wall Fountains: How To Build A Wall Fountain For Your Garden

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

A garden wall fountain enhances the outdoors and has sensory benefits. Outdoor wall fountains have been common features of planned gardens for centuries. Learn more about these interesting water features in this article.

Waterfall Garden Features – Tips For Creating Pond Waterfalls

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Waterfalls are the focal point of a water feature. Tips on how to build a pond waterfall abound on the internet and may be as simple or complex as you wish. Creating pond waterfalls is explained in this article. Click here to learn more.

What Is Algae: Learn About Types Of Algae And How They Grow

By Kristi Waterworth

Algae is an incredible life form that blurs the line between plant and animal, but that doesn't mean that you should let it build up in your garden ponds. Find out what algae is and learn some ways to deal with the green menace in this article.

Winterizing Water Plants: Care Of Pond Plants Over Winter

By Amy Grant

Water gardens require year-round maintenance and unless you are lucky enough to have a professional groundskeeper, this chore will fall to you. A big question is how to winterize pond plants? This article will help with that.

Aquatic Weed Control: Tips For Controlling Weeds In Water Gardens

By Jackie Carroll

Some of the most lovely plants for pools and ponds become weeds when conditions are favorable for their rampant growth. Once established, these plants are very difficult to control. This article will tell you more about controlling weeds in water gardens.

What Are Hydrophytes: Information About Hydrophyte Habitats

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

What are hydrophytes? In general terms, hydrophytic plants are adapted to survive in oxygen-challenged aquatic environments, such as wetlands. This article will provide more information about these types of plants.

The Best Moisture-Loving Plants For Wet Areas

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

There are many plants and trees that actually love soggy soil and wet feet. Here’s a comprehensive list of them.

What Is A Water Feature: Types Of Water Features For Gardens

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

What is a water feature? In basic terms, a water feature is a landscape enhancement that uses water and other materials to bring beauty and tranquility to the environment. Learn about the types of water features in this article.

Fish Care Tips: Care Of Fish In Water Features And Small Ponds

By Jackie Carroll

Nothing adds to the enjoyment of your garden water feature like the addition of fish, making your knowledge of water feature fish maintenance paramount. Read this article for some general fish care tips and advice.

DIY Floating Pond Island: Tips For Creating A Floating Wetland

By Jackie Carroll

Floating wetlands add beauty and interest to your pond while allowing you to grow a variety of wetland marsh plants. This article will help get you started with plants for floating islands.

Cleaning Out A Pond: When & How To Clean A Garden Pond Safely

By Kristi Waterworth

As beautiful as they are, garden ponds require maintenance to look their best. Doing it properly will make the process go more smoothly, especially if plants or fish call your pond home. Get more info in this article.

What Are Floating Plants: Types Of Free Floating Water Plants

By Anne Baley

If you're looking to decorate your backyard water feature, floating plants for ponds can give the area a cool, natural look with very little effort. This article explains more so you can choose the right one.

What Are Emergent Plants: Types Of Emergent Plants For Ponds

By Anne Baley

There are a number of emergent plants, some of which you can use in your own backyard pond or water feature. Learn more about using these plants in this article. Click here for additional information.

Winter Pond Care: Tips For Overwintering Garden Ponds

By Amy Grant

As soon as fall rolls around, it's time for some winter pond care. Learn how to winterize your garden pond by reading this article. Click here to get more information for protecting water gardens in winter.

Submerged Water Plants – Choosing And Planting Oxygenating Pond Plants

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

Adding a water feature to your landscape adds beauty and promotes relaxation. Aquatic plants are divided into four groups with submerged plants and how to grow them being the topic of this article.

Pond And Aquarium Algae Removal: How To Get Rid Of Algae

By Jackie Carroll

One of the biggest problems faced by people who maintain aquatic environments is algae. Algae control for aquariums is different from methods used for ponds, but regardless, tips from this article will help.

Pond And Water Gardens – Information And Plants For Small Water Gardens

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Few garden concepts provide the combination of soothing sound, color, texture and even wildlife habitat that a water garden can achieve. With a few instructional basics from this article, you can make your own.

Aquarium Plant How To: Types Of Plants That Can Be Used In An Aquarium

By Jackie Rhoades

Growing aquarium plants can change an ordinary fish tank into a beautiful underwater garden. Click here for different types to choose.

Eight Most Popular Pond Plants

By Sandra O'Hare

While some are chosen for their beauty, other pond plants are necessary for a pond's health. This article includes a list of eight of the most popular pond plants and information as to why people love them.

Build Your Own Indoor Water Ponds

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Ponds are not only a welcome addition to the landscape, but they can also be attractive features indoors. They are easy to create, easy to maintain, and can be tailored to fit your needs. This article will help.

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