And slips into the bosom of the lake:
So fold thyself, my dearest, thou, and slip
-From The Princess, Part 7, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson.
I found this fantastic collection of antique botanical colour plates. Here are some examples from the collection, along with some photos of other plants we will plant around the lake:
Marsh Hypericum (St. John's Wort)
Water Forget me not
And of course some more Narcissus...
I wandered lonely as a cloud
that floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host of golden Daffodils
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
- William Wordsworth.