Water Features

About the Pond Lotus

The venerable Lotus dominates the watergarden world with its grace
and mystery, historical tradition and perpetually clean leaves. In
their new book, The Lotus: Know It and Grow It, Paula Biles and Kelly
Billing go deep into the how and why of the magical lotus. Here,
Paula shares extensive highlights from the book with us.

The Aquatic Iris: An Unsung Pondscape Hero

There are numerous species of aquatic irises, many native to North America. They grow in areas from Alaska to Florida, and just about everywhere in between. Not only are they a pondscaper’s best friend, they are the original multi-tasking aquatic. They filter the water, avoid hungry koi, blend aquatic plants with terrestrial landscaping, are reliable, …

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