Create a pond with water lilies: photos of plants + care instructions

Ornamental pond at the cottage is quite unusual and impressive element of landscape design. If the decorative pond to decorate a suitable moisture-loving plants, its appeal will be even greater. In this article we will talk about this version of the decoration of the pond, as the cultivation of water lilies. Now you know, how to take care of Nymphaeum, and as you'll see photo examples of their striking and unusual.

The use of nymphs to create a pond with water lilies

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Nymphs in a pond at the dacha

Most truckers don't use nymphs to create a pond with water lilies, because. I think, that these moisture-loving plant does not tolerate cold. This is a big misconception, because today derive many varieties frost nymphs, which are able to overwinter when the fierce frost and decorate the pond for several seasons.

Water lilies have attractive bright color, which can be white, pink, yellow and red hue.

These plants require virtually no care, we will discuss a bit below.

Decorative pond, decorated with water lilies (the Nymphaeum) will create a romantic atmosphere, therefore, it is desirable to place near the small pond the area.

Please note that, that water lilies grow rapidly, therefore, to decorate ornamental ponds enough to plant a few saplings.

It should also be noted, that water lilies should take no more than half of the area of the pond, otherwise the arrangement will look nalyapisto. This should add the fact, it is better to choose plants of the same color, because. colorful ponds not win by decoration area, how plain white, pink or yellowish.

If you still want to decorate the pond with water lilies, several species of plants of various colors, you are recommended to fit the Nymphaeum in different places, what would be different shades of colors separated water.

Care of the nymphs

What would a pond with water lilies decorated the suburban area as long as possible and with minimal intervention of the owners, you need to exercise proper care of the Nymphaeum.

As we have said, nymphs are not too demanding in care, but still something you should do, namely:

  • Fertilize lilies for better growth
  • You could put it in containers for overwintering
  • Monitor their amount in the pond

So, all in order.

Fertilizer Nymphaeum

What would the nymphs grew faster and had large bright flowers, necessary to carry out the fertilizer plants. For this container, where will be the root system, it is recommended to pour a mixture of fertile soil with sand and compost. It is also desirable to add to the fertile mixture of a pinch of bone meal, it is an excellent fertilizer for water nymphs.

What would bone meal is not so quickly washed from the container, it is recommended to roll the clay into balls and place in a container to the roots. In this case bone meal is a long time to fertilize the lilies.

Fit the Nymphaeum in the container

Because nymphs are small-scale roots, it is recommended to transplant them in the bigger containers. This will allow not only to move the plants on the pond, changing the landscape design of the reservoir, but to overwintering plants.

Though, as we have said, there are hardy types of water nymphs, sometimes certain conditions have to hide the plants in winter from frost.

There are 3 habitat of water lilies (the Nymphaeum):

  1. Nymphs grow in a deep pond (depth over 0,6 m)
  2. Nymphs grow in a shallow natural pond
  3. Nymphs grow in a shallow artificial pond, where the Cup is cemented or made of plastic.

In the first case, whether natural or artificial pond, depth will allow the roots to freeze during severe frosts.

If the pond is shallow, but the bottom natural, you can just dig at the bottom of the reservoir around the hole 0,5 meters deep and put the roots before the winter season.

But if the pond is shallow and in addition, artificial, to deepen the roots of the plants will not work, so we'll have to move the plants for the winter to a warmer room. It just handy containers, because. in this case, no need to disturb the root system of the Nymphaeum, and simply move the plants to the basement, where the temperature is normal for overwintering.

In addition, the containers are good because, that plants can be moved around the pond, creating a floating flower bed, which will float in the middle of a pond with water lilies.

Please note that, what different kinds of nymphs the length of the roots is different, there are varieties with 20-inch roots, and there are varieties and root system longer 1 meter, this should be considered when creating the composition of a pond with water lilies.

The number of nymphs in the pond

We have said, the number of nymphs in the pond should be limited. First, a large number of plants will only reduce the attractiveness of the pond. And, second, if nymphs would be too many in the pond, they will not be able to grow normally: on the water will float many small flowers with tiny green leaves. If you limit the number of water lilies, they are big and bright, that looks much better!

That's all, what you should know about the care of the nymphs. Data water plants practically are not subject to diseases and, as you can see, not too require care!

Photo examples of the nymphs in the pond

We offer photo examples, as nymphs can decorate the pond at the dacha:


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