One of the most beautiful aspects of growing a water garden is planting it with showy pond plants. There are floaters and bog plants that offer a beauty different from the dry land-lovers. Most of these plants have adapted to water environments so they need to have much of their growth in or surrounded by dampness. As a result, pond plants that have been removed for re-potting must be kept moist when out of their normal wet homes. Keep them enclosed in a plastic bag and out of the sun to avoid drying and burning while you work on the pond or prepare them for pots. Then work as quickly as possible to return them to their normal environment.
Bog plants prefer to have their toes wet so sink them deep enough to have at least some of the pot submerged. Most can handle water over the top of the pot rim.
Those that need to be fully immersed, like water lilies, need to have pots with no holes for soil to leak out. Different plants prefer different depths, so check the instructions when you buy one.
Floaters do not have to be potted at all and enjoy life drifting on the surface of your pond. Some of the smallest will be greedily consumed by pond fish.
When potting water plants, do not worry about having a pot that is too big. Unlike the dry-land garden flowers, there is never too much room. Most will grow to fill the largest tub and even if not, they can’t be over-potted. Keep yourself into the equation when you choose a pot size, though. You will have to lift the pot on occasion and if you are pulling it out of the water it will be heavy! So consider both what will work best for your plant and what you can handle for future maintenance.
Check out further advice in the video. Then, once your plants are in their new pots and set back into their homes, sit back and watch them grow!
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