We are building a small pond in our backyard with some goldfish. I would some ideas of plants.?

| December 10, 2013 | 1 Comment

Question by tcminchew: We are building a small pond in our backyard with some goldfish. I would some ideas of plants.?
I would like a few ideas on plants and flowers to plant around the pond to make it look nice. thank you.

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Answer by pondlady
Use soft material, not woody. Fern-like stuff always looks nice. Broad leaf plants like variegated ginger or Chinese fan palm look great in the back of a waterfall. You can also plant irises in the pond and more outside so it looks like the irises jumped out. Makes the pond look larger and makes the surrounding area look more tropical.
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  1. rich says:

    Sedum grows great on the bank of a pond, and it doesn’t get too high and block your view of your fish. It’s quick to cover the ground in the spring, the flowers are beautiful, and the greenery (there are all sorts of color varieties) lasts all year. Sedum is adapted for rock gardens, but I don’t water right up to the edge of the pond, and I line the edge of the pond with rocks. Swamp grass along the water’s edge gives a nice transition and reinforces the bank so the soil and rocks don’t get pushed away. This is especially valuable if you have a liner that you want to keep covered. If your pond is big enough, cattails are pretty. It’s fun to watch the fish root around in the toolies.

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