We had this discussion here a couple of years ago but I'd like to have it again. What plants have you discovered that are secret water lovers - ones you wouldn't ordinarily think of as water garden plants but you grow them in your pond or bog?
From the last discussion it appears that these guys are secret water lovers. :
Elephant Ears - Colocasia
Anubias - needs its roots tied to a log or rock
Forget-Me-Nots ( Myosotis scorpiodes)
Chamelon Plant (Houttuynia cordata 'Variegeta')
Acorus gramineus 'Variegatus'
Texas Star Hibiscus
St. John's Wort
Well I agree I love the water in the summer but yes I was really talking about plants. I am redoing my pond and I'm adding a sort of bog along one side so I'm really interested in some common plants that will do well in water. Right now the poor pond is completely naked. I took out the liner and rocks on Saturday(the liner has sprung a leak this winter) and later in the week I'm gonna start redoing the actual shape. It's amazing how much you learn AFTER you put in the pond - now I know what I actually want so I'm going to try to accomplish it.
I can't wait to try impatiens in the pond - I LOVE impatiens but we have really really hot dry summers here so they are hard to keep looking good. I plan to take this list with me when I get to go shopping for my NEW pond.