Charles Day is Wave Hill’s Ruth Rea Howell Horticultural Interpreter.
Should you be strolling along the hedge-lined path that connects the Wild Garden with the Shade Border, you will encounter two, water-filled planters tucked into little greenery nooks. They are each occupied by an exceptionally beautiful aquatic plant.
Both of these plants have resided in the Aquatic Garden pond for many years and may well be familiar to you. This summer, though, the gardener who manages this area decided to display them in these gorgeous, ceramic containers. The harmonious combination of the powdery-blue and burgundy-red glaze with these wonderful plants is a perfect example of gardening as an art.