September 29, 2010

Planting a Water Garden

I have always loved water gardens and I have a couple of long troughs planted with aquatic plants, located in the pass way between my greenhouse and the headhouse.  Recently on my television show, we shot a segment with John Courtney, greenhouse manager for Aquascapes Unlimited, located in Pipersville, Pennsylvania.  It’s fascinating to learn about aquatic plants.  For example, aquatic plants provide habitats for many micro and macro invertebrates.  In turn, fish and other wildlife species feed upon those invertebrates.  When the aquatic plants die, many invertebrates feed upon their decomposition, completing a cycle of life.  After the segment, I brought some of the aquatic plants home for Shaun to add to the greenhouse water garden.  Take a look.