A Guide To Growing Plants for Water Garden

In the landscape, ponds are very fashionable. Running water has a soothing sound, and the sight of rushing water is refreshing and restful. It's nice to have a spot in the yard where you can relax and appreciate nature while getting away from the stresses of everyday life. The plant life that thrives in a pond is one of its most essential features. Plants bring numerous advantages to a pond. Plants that grow and thrive in water are called aquatic plants. Here, you will learn about tips for growing inexpensive water lilies for sale that you can use in your pond. 

Growing Water Lilies in your garden

Water lilies aren't as tough to grow as many people believe. Water lilies require less attention than other houseplants. They are well worth the effort to nurture. Water lilies have lovely flowers, and if you create the correct climate and follow a few simple procedures, you can grow them at home. A water lily is a beautiful plant that can be used both in a patio pond or larger pond at home.

If you plan to grow shallow water plants like cattails and lilies, you will get the essential information further in this article. A water lily is a plant that needs to be submerged. It can be in as little as 10 inches of water, with leaves floating on the water top.  The plants prefer to grow in areas with little water movement and full sun. 

Tips for growing Water Lilies in your pond

• Before putting water lilies in the pond, plant them in a large container. Use a plastic pot or fabric pot at least 8 inches in dia. Some larger size lilies can benefit from even larger dia. Pots

• Use heavy loam or clay-type soil to fill the pot. At the top, leave 2 to 3 inches of space. Some nurseries supply specialized soil for aquatic plant containers. Plants for water gardens should not be grown in potting soil (generally it has amendments that can hurt the lily) or its light soil will float out of the pot and create a mess in your pond.

• To ensure a strong start for the lilies, put two to four (once a month) fertilizer tablets in the soil, but make sure the tablets do not touch rhizomes (tuber)

• You can put a thin layer of pea gravel on top of the soil, make sure the gravel does not cover the rhizome. This can keep the dirt contained within the pot and around the lily. New lily growth cannot fight through the gravel, be careful not to place the gravel on or close to the tuber. Choose a location that will ensure the lily will get enough sun and not be shaded out by other aquatic plants.

• It's time to put the lily in the pond once it's been planted. Before placing the pot in the pond, make sure it is adequately watered as that will keep the soil in place. Now you can place it on the bottom of the pond or use bricks or other types of platforms to maintain the proper depth for your lilies from the water surface.  Lilies placed closer to the water surface will warm up faster and bloom earlier than those placed at deeper colder depths. 


Hopefully, you will understand the process of planting Water Lilies and how you can grow them in your pond. You can find beautiful and cheap water lilies for sale at Pond plants of America which have an amazing variety of aquatic plants.