Water Gardens

Water gardens are relatively easy to build and maintain, even without a professional landscaper. Learn all about water gardens at HowStuffWorks.


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Natural bogs and their surrounding ecosystem can take hundreds of years to form on their own. But if you're a dedicated gardener which a penchant for exotic plants and lots of moss, it's possible to make a bog garden in your backyard.

Sweet flag is named for its sweet-smelling leaves, which become even more fragrant when hung and dried. The grassy leaves of this water-loving perennial form an excellent vertical accent for a water garden. Learn more about this water-loving plant.

Crinum is generally a white flower that makes a pretty addition to a water garden. The Crinum genus varies widely, growing in America, Africa, Asia, and Australia. Likewise, there are roughly 100 different species of Crinum. Learn more about this flower.

Dwarf papyrus grows well in water gardens but also thrives when planted in tubs. The dwarf papyrus produces green, moplike heads on sturdy stalks that reach 1-2 feet above the water. Learn more about this smaller descendant of the giant papyrus.

Water-fringe, also known as yellow floating-heart for its yellow blooms and heart-shaped leaves, grows well in water. The blooms give off the faint scent of almonds. Learn about this lovely plant.

Pickerel weed produces small, dense blue flowers, similar to a hyacinth. An excellent selection for planting in the sun near the margin of a pond, it combines well with other aquatic plants in water gardens. Learn more about this plant.

Common cattail is an integral part of any water garden. The striking vertical foliage adds natural beauty to any garden aesthetic. Learn to grow and use common cattail in your water garden.

Although eelgrass is grown underwater, it is an attractive plant in its own right. Learn how to use eelgrass to oxygenate your pond, fountain, or water garden.

Floating heart forms a floating carpet of water and foliage on water's surface. Learn how to grow and cultivate this attractive plant in your pond or fountain.

Hardy water lily is a cross between European and North American species that is a popular centerpiece for many gardens. Learn how to grow and maintain hardy water lily in your pond or fountain.

In the Far East, Lotus symbolizes attaining nirvana. This flower is a spectacular addition to water gardens. Learn how to grow and use lotus flower in your pond or fountain.

Native to North America, pickerel rush is planted all over the world for its decorative effect. Learn how to grow and use pickerel rush in your yard or garden.

Tropical water lily is an exotically colorful, delicate flower. Learn how to grow and cultivate this high-maintenance water flower in your pond or fountain.

Variegated sweet flag is widely-known for its striking season-long color. Learn how to grow and maintain variegated sweet flag in your pond or fountain.

Water canna may not be a true canna, but it is a lovely addition to any water garden and is quite hardy. Learn how to grow and use water canna in your pond or fountain.

Yellow flag is a bold, colorful bog-living member of the iris family. Learn how to grow and maintain yellow flag in your pond, fountain or water garden.

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