The Water Garden Pond
A Water Garden Pond is a pond built for the garden. It is designed with water plants, rocks, boulders, gravel, and waterfalls. When heavily planted with aquatic plants, and placed within a heavily planted landscape, a Water Garden Pond can have the appearance of "always being there", as if Mother Nature herself built it.
A Water Garden Pond contains fish, usually goldfish or similar category pond fish, but small Koi can be raised in a Water Garden Pond. (Koi tend to "out-grow" Water Garden Ponds rather quickly.) The pond is also designed with multiple water plant shelves of varying depths. The first shelf, called the "Marginal Shelf", is usually 2"-8" deep to accommodate bog and marginal water plants. The second shelf, known as the "Lily Shelf", is typical 10"-16" deep to accommodate most water lilies. The next shelf is simply referred to as the "Deep Area". In Water Garden Ponds, the "Deep Area" is usually only 18"-24" deep. The "Deep Area" is usually a small percentage of the overall pond's total size.