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Watch as Better Homes and Gardens shows you how to choose the best plants for your water garden! Water features are an elegeant addition to your landscape ideas. Whether the pond or water fountain is large or small, there are three basic types of water garden plants you want to have amongst your aquatic plants. The first is a surface plant, such as a water lily or lotus. This beautiful plant’s large leaves keep the water cooler, slowing the growth of algae. The second type of plant to have in your water garden is a bog plant, such as a cat tail or iris. These soften the edges of your pond. The third type of aquatic plant is a floating plant, which keep the water clear and provide oxygen for the fish. A variety of these types of water garden plants in your pond are sure to bring a beautiful touch to your garden!
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