September 1st, 2016
Enjoy your Water Garden!
You should be able to enjoy your water garden through the fall. Savour the last blooms on your water lilies and other plants before they start to die back for the winter.
Leaves on the surrounding trees may start to turn and fall. You should clean them out regularly to prevent build up or clogging your water pump intake. If early frosts start to burn the leaves on your marginal water plants you can cut them back so the tops are just above the surface of the water.
There are many great water plants that will still give you colour through the fall. These include; the Colocasia with their dark leaves and stems, Cypress ‘Baby Tut’ with their tufts of grass like leaves, Equisetum with their dark tips to the foliage, Fairy Moss with their beads of dew or rain, Orza ‘Black Madrass with their dark leaves, and Thalia with their teardrop shaped leaves.