Learn how to plant water plants in floating pots with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet.
Water plants can liven up any backyard pond or garden. With floating pots, you can easily install more plants without having to make planting shelves. Learn more about planting water plants in floating pots with Blain’s Farm & Fleet.
What Are Floating Pots?
Floating pots or baskets are used to in a pond to plant water plants, annuals and more without the need of planting shelves. All you have to do is pot the plant sections with your water plants, and secure them in place with an anchor loop. A foam core keeps the planter afloat, and protects the roots from any hungry pond fish.
Advantages of Floating Pots
While some water plants thrive on their own, other plants can survive pond life in a floating planter. Read below for some of the advantages of floating pots.
Protection from Fish – If you have fish in your pond, a floating pot can keep your plants safe. Some fish, like koi, might start to feed on your plants. With a floating pot, the plants are safe from fish and actually provide the fish additional shade in the pond.
Plant Diversity – With a floating flower pot, you can also plant flowers and plants that don’t normally live in the water. It’s another way to incorporate some of your favorite plants into a backyard pond.
A backyard pond filled with water plants adds another element to your landscaping. At Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you’ll find everything you need to build your own backyard pond. From pond liners to pond pumps, you can create a water-filled oasis right at home. For more tips and how-to’s, visit our Water Gardens & Backyard Ponds blog.