My little goldfish pond is full of life and it isn't only the fish. There are frogs, mainly Southern Leopard frogs, including lots and lots of tadpoles. Above and around the pond, dragonflies dart and dip. And in the pond, several plants live quite happily, feeding on and converting the fish waste and other detritus. The plants help to clean the water, which also keeps the fish happy.
These two useful and pretty plants help to make my pond a very attractive part of my backyard. They also provide a habitat for some of my favorite garden critters.