Water gardening is a hobby that many gardeners love because they can use so many
more types of flowers, plants, and shrubbery in their gardens that are near the
water garden. Growing plants in and around the water garden can be just as
exciting as having a successful vegetable garden because you can see the actual
results of your laboring in the water garden. Here we are going to discuss a few
shallow water garden plants that you can also grow in the very moist areas of
your landscape for great colors and additions to your gardens.
The water forget me not is a colorful display of white and orange colors that
will grow in clumps in and around the water garden. The plant is rather delicate
and can seem insignificant when you donít plant a few of them together in your
water garden. While this is a perennial plant, it may not bloom every year but
you will find it growing every year in the water garden. This is one water
garden plant that will spread out quickly and you will need to keep it under
control so it does not take over the banks of your water garden. This plant will
grow to be about eight inches tall and will flower in the mid summer months in
the sun or in the partial shade.
Arrowhead is another shallow water garden plant that is commonly known also as
the Plena. This plant thrives best in the larger water gardens because the plant
will uproot in the fall months and establish themselves in the spring months in
a new area of the water garden. The Arrowhead will grow to be about eighteen
inches tall. When you are planting the arrowhead in your water garden it likes
to be in four to six inches of water for the best results in growing. Plant this
flower in the full sun areas of your water garden for a flowering display in the
mid summer months.
Brooklime is a plant that will grow tall but will produce tiny flowers on the
tips of the plant. This is a colorful plant that will make your garden a much
more welcoming area to be in. You can grow this plant in areas where the water
is just three to four inches deep but you can also plant it in the areas that
are eight to ten inches deep and still have successful results. This is a plant
that will bloom in the mid summer months, loving the full sun areas but it will
continue to grow in areas where there is just partial shade during the day.