Your water garden is ready, a blank canvas for you to fill with plants of your choice. There are some water garden plants that you can choose. When planning to purchase water garden plants, it is important to choose plants that not only thrive in aquatic environments, but are adaptable to geographic location. Climate and temperature can be factors to consider, as well as other aquatic life the plants may be exposed to. If the water garden plants will be sharing the environment with fish, there could be a danger of overcrowding the environment. If you are unfamiliar with the types of water garden plants that will work well in your climate, you may want to purchase the plants from a local nursery or greenhouse. In most cases, local nurseries will be able to offer expert advice on the types of plants to purchase. Some water garden plants can be purchased online, but you should be very sure of your selection, because in most cases, you will be unable to return them.
Water lilies are usually considered the most popular type of water garden plants for aquatic gardens. These plants come in a wide variety of sizes, colors, and even scents. Different varieties bloom at different times of day, some even blooming only at night. Water lilies must be planted in the ground beneath the water, but they eventually grow up to the surface where they float and bloom.