Types of pond plants
Lilies. Lilies are children of the sun. At least five hours a day they should be under his warming rays, to show all its beauty. Individual flowers remain open for three to five days and then once again go under the water. For a good development of the water lilies need a minimum area of 1-2 m 2 of water surface per plant. Dwarf varieties can be satisfied with a smaller area. When purchasing plants to follow the rule: better fewer, but better. If the water lilies will not be enough space, they will not bloom. Purchased water lilies need to be planted in the ground or storing in a shady moist place. However, they do not tolerate prolonged exposure to moisture. Before planting, check the state of the rhizome — whether it damage.
Azolla fern. Homeland azolly — subtropical America. Azolla, duckweed, floating on the water surface and hangs down roots to extract water from their nutrients. The plant is attractive with its whimsical leaves, like velvet moss. Color is not as bright as that of duckweed. Despite strong growth, it is quite suitable for a garden pond.
Aponogeton dvuhgolosyj. Lit areas this plant produces amazing flowers that will adorn your collection of aquatic plants. White spicate inflorescence smell of vanilla, it is bilobed and blooms all summer. If tuberous rhizome of this plant will not freeze, which can be avoided by vyrashivaniem in containers and wintering indoors in the summer it will bring you much joy. Bright green broadly linear leaves float on the water surface, reaching lengths of over 10 cm
Trilobal duckweed. Duckweed like fish, tadpoles and other pond inhabitants. But the owners of the pond are often not happy with the appearance of these small floating plants. However, do not be afraid: duckweed has an amazing ability to purify water, great fights with seaweed, is a delicacy for fish. Just remember who is the master of the situation. Once duckweed has grown too, try gently wide with a gentle stream from the hose to chase it into one place at the edge of the pond. There you can easily collect and throw out the network in a compost pile.
The yellow pod. In the people this yellow jug is often called the yellow water Lily. She prefers the deeper places and blooms from June to August. On top of the creeping, submerged in the silt of the rhizome, a large number of leaves and buds. Flowers on very long pedicels slightly rise above the water. They have five yellow sepals, which are larger than the small petals. This is a strongly growing plant covers large areas of water surface with their floating leaves, so it should be recommended for larger ponds. The pods retain their underwater even in winter the leaves and therefore contribute to the enrichment of water with oxygen.
Bolotnik. Has the appearance of thick, light-green pads on the bottom of the pond. Ovate leaves formed at the ends of the floating rosettes are drawn up. “Spring water star”, as the Germans call it, forms in the summer the flowers are inconspicuous, but involves an intense green color and fine leaf rosettes.
Twrch marsh. Belongs to the family primulaceae. Twrch pleases in may and June for its rising above the water flowers in dense straight stem. On the ends of the stems formed a beautiful rosette of pinnatisect leaves rising above the water, and from its center rises a stalk height of 15-45 cm After flowering and abscission of white-pink petals, the plant is again immersed in water, where it is ripening of pods with numerous seeds.
The bulrush. Belongs to the family Cyperaceae. Striped variety of reed lake attracts with its white-striped stems. If the transverse white stripes on the stems are darker and the entire plant becomes green, it means that it is in adverse conditions and should be immediately transplanted. Prefers a depth of 10-30 cm and a wind-protected Sunny location.
Small cattail. Group cattail thickets look very nice. Suitable for smaller ponds cattail small, reaching only 50-60 cm cattail Rhizome always grows toward the water. Planted in a container, it does not cause trouble. Brown cob, very good in vases among dry bouquets. For larger ponds you can recommend species such as broadleaf cattail and narrow-leaved cattail.
Meadowsweet. Meadowsweet has an impressive “growth” that distinguishes it from other aquatic plants. We often see this plant in the wild in wet meadows, in coastal thickets. Five-membered yellowish-white flowers in large numbers assembled on branched peduncles. Vertical stems are covered with feathery down-nadreznymi leaves. Blooms during June and July. In half-shaded places in the vicinity of Plakun-grass and various sedges, the plant is particularly impressive.