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TAKING THE PLUNGE
Planting choices for natural pools depend on what species are native to the area, but Biotop’s Anton Schneeweiss recommends three types of in-pool varieties, including submergent, like Myriophyllum verticillatum (whorl-leaf watermilfoil) and Ceratophyllum demersum (coon’s tail); floating, encompassing water lilies, Nymphoides peltata (yellow floatingheart), and Potamogeton natans (floating pondweed); and emergent, like iris and Carex pseudocyperus (cypresslike sedge).
LEFT: Natural pools, like this one in Switzerland, allow a wide range of plantings in the water and surrounding it.
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