Natural Gardening flowers can be grown in a small backyard pond are plentiful.
However, if you are looking for one which is able to consume your garden insects and plant pests; you will need to consider a carnivorous plant.
We bought one and placed it in our first pond water on 23rd May 2009 (picture 1 above). It is now almost three years old.
Sarracenia leucophylla is an easy growing perennial plant that, preferred mild sun (above picture 2). If the sun is too strong; it will be burnt (below picture 25).
It is a very hardy easy going water plant. It can stand as an evergreen throughout the year; if the weather is essential.
Some of the leaves would turn partially or totally brown (top picture 3, above 7 & below 9) once the frost set in.
The plant will be in its best form during the month of September to October (above picture 8 & below 32).
During wet weather this beauty would store rains with its hollow leaves.
This plant is the strongest water plant in our goldfish pond; as it can stayed solid and survived on a minus 20°C snowy; deep frozen water surface (above picture 4&5).
In the Spring, the plant would be awaken much earlier (above picture 6&12) than the rest of the water plants.
In 2011 the plant is matured and it has decided to show-off its two flower shoots on 23rd March (above picture 10-12).
After one month it pushed up its first unique flower bag (above picture 11, 13-15) in front of our eyes.
The second bud appearing on the 11th May (picture 16 above).
On 18th May, the first flower is opened with several sparkling deep red to copper brown coloured petals (picture 17 above); shining under the sun.
This natural gardening beauty has a greenish bottom (picture 18) and a greenish heart (below picture 21).
The second flower was opened on 22nd May (above picture 19&20).
When the season advanced; the insects would started to roam around the plant (above picture 22&23).
A pair of smart common brown recluse spiders (above picture 24) were found hiding in its flower petals since early summer this year.
As usual, they built their webs between two leaves; but I found them most interesting is, they were actively hunting their food in a dangerous environment.
This beautiful organic grown flowering plant has many small lemon green upright tender pitcher leaves.
These leaves are attached with many mini hairs and reddish veins.
Most of the mini to small flies (above picture 26&27, 29-30) were landed on its narrow mouth (stomach) during late summer to autumn season.
This natural gardening hero is totally care free; as long as you set her in a basket of sandy ground mix; and land her on the top level of your water pond; she will be ready to start her daily duty immediately.