Some of you will remember that at the end of last summer we made a wildlife pond. See: We're Making a Wildlife Pond I want it to truly be a wildlife pond and almost everything I plant will have wildlife value. To keep it healthy over winter I added plenty of native oxygenators. Also a few native plants given by a friend (Marsh Marigold, Flag Iris, Bogbean, Purple Loosestrife and Water Mint). Now that it's spring I am looking for suggestions of what to plant. On my list are: Greater Spearwort (Ranunculus linguea) Lesser Spearwort (Ranunculus flammula) Veronica, Pickerel plant (pontideria cordata) Water Crowfoot (Ranunculus aquatillis) Marsh Woundwart (stachys palustris) Common Spikerush (eleocharis palustris) Is this a good list and is there anything else I should consider? I rather like the purple iris'; what's a good one for ponds? Also I like the nutgrasses but are they any good for wildlife? Also astilbe for the marginal area; are they good for bees?