Planting a water garden for dummies

I thought of presenting you ‘Wikis for Dummies’ when I came to know that you know nothing about a thing which I know more than most of the people? Very complicated huh ! I think  dummies !

Since most people know almost everything now a days, How?  We are e-souls who have mouse and Google uncle as Gods, they connect us to the storehouse of information, now we have these e-reference books intended to present non-intimidating guides for readers new to the various topics covered.

No need for silly explanations but a task is a task,,,,,so here I am ! with my own creation….. a complicated procedure of planting a water garden in ‘Easy to do’ method. Yes I repeat…. a water garden ! Didn’t you love my little creation during your last visit?


Water plants bring life, color and beauty to a pond. It is like a crowning touch in your beautiful garden which definitely enhance its beauty. Don’t have space? No worries……  If your garden is small you can always opt for a small lotus or lily garden in a container or a big deep clay pot .


A must-have

No garden is complete without Water lilies….a must and so the lotus. You can have other varieties like Arrowhead, Elodea, Azella, Water chestnut, salvania, water fern and water lettuce etc. to add more color and ambiance.

Follow these steps:

  • Plant your water garden in levels.
  • Some specimens must be completely submerged, while others need their roots underwater and their foliage above the surface.
  • Still others live in the shallows at water’s edge. Here you go !

planting a garden

Role of plants

Submerged plants add a sense of depth to the pond and provide shelter for fish, frogs and snails. They also absorb minerals and pollutants and release oxygen-keeping the water clean and algae-free.

Surface plants have leaves that float on the pond. They keep water cool, slow evaporation, and offer a resting place for frogs and dragonflies. They keep water cool, slow evaporation, and after a resting place for frogs and dragonflies. They reduce algae by preventing light from reaching the water.

Emergent plants root in shallow water or the saturated soil at pond margins. They help hold the soil, provide a frame around the pond, and serve as a habitat for frogs and waterfowl.

Rules and care

  • Water deeply, avoid frequency.
  • Water in the morning. Plants will be able to dry before nightfall to discourage foliage diseases.
  • Water both the roots and foliage of evergreens. The dust and dirt will wash away to make leaves happy.
  • The roots of young plants need more watering as compare to mature roots.

Hope you will find my information on complicated subject easy to follow. Plant and enjoy your water garden soon. That’s all for me 🙂



13 Responses

  1. Always wanted a water garden, but our terrain is totally unsuited, not to mention the lack of sunlight. Living in deep roots with earth that is all rocks and roots does limit gardening options. We do the best with what we’ve got, though, and that’s not bad.

    1. It is always good to have a touch of greenery outside in and around the house in whichever form suited. We all have to do within the resources available to us. I am sure you must have created it your own way.

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