A small pool complete with pond plants and fish make an interesting and beautiful corner of the garden. Choosing the right pond plants and fish will ensure that your garden pond has a long healthy life.
When combining pond plants and fish, it is worthwhile to think of how the fish will interact with the plants. For instance, the large popular Koi fish have a tendency to dig in potted plants. Plants can be protected somewhat by placing netting over the soil in the pots. When compared to standard goldfish, koi need more depth and larger ponds. They are also more expensive and less hardy than goldfish.