Garden Water Features
From small containers to extravagant ponds, check out these lush hydro gardens.
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Potted Water Garden
Asian-Inspired Garden Design
Water Garden and Fountain
What to do in Winter
Color and Height Surround
Tall bordering plants help frame the lily pad pond and add splashes of color and texture.
Water Plants Live In and Around Water
Create a garden design based on plants from similiar plant families for a uniform look, such as water plants that grow in moist soil, the edge of water, or aquatics which grow in the water of a pond.
Water Lilies Help Control Algae Growth
Use enough, and the right type of, aquatic plants, such as water lilies. This means surface plants for shade and floaters and underwater plants to remove excess nutrients that produce algae.