favorite water garden plants??

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  1. tinasam

    tinasam New Seed

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    I'm looking for interesting water garden plants, something other than the standard water lilies. What are some of your favorite plants and why??
     
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  3. Palm Tree

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    If we are talking deep water plants then my fav. is Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) which has beautiful orchid-like lavender flowers.
    Certainly very different from the water lilies - though I do love the water lilies too - they are gorgeous and the many colours.
    Then there is also the Pondweed my ultimate deepwater plant - Pondweed (Aponogeton distachyos) which has has dark green, strap-like leaves and bears scented white flowers with black anthers. And it is edible.
     
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    Palm Tree Young Pine

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    Oops :oops:
    I made a mistake - the Water Hyacinth is a floating plant.

    Oh yes - I think I will go and look for my grandmother's recipe for Pondweed bredie (stew) and as soon as I find it I will post it. :stew1:
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I have flag iris in the shallow margins of my pond - yellow and blue. Flowering reeds are lovely too and have small pink flowers.
     
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    water lillies are very charming i like them alot they give a soothing look to eyes.......
     

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