plants for 1 acre pond
Last year I contructed a 1 acre pond and am looking for ideas/suggestions for FLOATING plants. It is a stream fed pond so it stays pretty cool even in dead summer the water temp does not exceed 75F. Below are the pond details.
LOCATION: 30 miles south of Albany NY. Zone 5. Exit 21 on the thruway for those who know the area.
Depth: Varying.. 4-6',8-10'& 12-15' in sections.
Pop. trout, orfe, sunfish
I want the foating plants to serve two purposes. One is for asthetics and the other is to provide some shaded areas to keep filamentous algae growth down and some protection for the fish from the herons (I have been told that a shotgun is not an acceptable heron control mechanism).
I want to be careful not to introduce anything that is aggressive/invasive. I don't want them to take over the pond. So... any suggestions???/