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Adding Water Plants to Your Garden star
Water plants in your garden pond serve several purposes. They dress up the garden, provide shade for your fish, reduce the production of undesirable algae, and make the water feature look more natural. They can also provide a natural source of food for your fish!

Border Plants Create that Natural Look star
Ponds and water gardens look best when they appear to be "natural." You can help achieve the desired effect through the selective use of border plants.

Disguising the Bare Spots star
Filling in those ugly bare spots around your water feature is easy when you know the tricks of the trade. You can do it yourself inexpensively in minutes!

Floating Garden Advantages star
Learn the advantages of using a floating garden planter in your pond.

Floating Water Plants Among the Best star
An interesting plant collection, especially FLOATING plants, can do wonders to perk up a pond! Here are some of the best floating plants you can add to your water garden this season.

Marginal Plants Work Wonders for Gardens star
Marginal plants help to define and complete the effects of your water garden. They're hardy growers that add both interesting texture and a splash of color to any outdoor setting.

Naturalize Your Pond With Daffodils star
Naturalize the area around your pond with spring blooming daffodils!

Planning for Water Plants star
Water plants can add a lot of drama to your water garden setting. In order to make the most of your investment, here are a few planning and planting tips.

Planting Right star
Planting new arrivals in your garden should be fun. Here are a few tips to make sure the job goes smoothly.

Recommended Water Garden Plants star
If you're looking for some showy water-garden plants, why not consider lilies and lotuses? They range from tropical to hardy and feature a wide range of fragrant, colorful blooms!

Submerged Plants Are Great Pond Additions star
Of all the different types of water plants you can add to your garden, submerged plants are the most useful for improving water quality and extending the health and longevity of your fish.

Water Feature Plant Choices star
Learn what plants to choose and which ones to avoid for your water features.

Water Gardening Tropical Style star
Does the idea of a private eden appeal to you? Do you love the look of tropical jungles? Learn more about how to create your own tropical-style water feature right in your own backyard.

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