Pond zone 1 is for waterside plants which grow around the edge of the pond in normal potting soil. Waterside plants like the ground to be dry/moist and should only get really wet if there is very heavy rain or flooding. There is an extensive range of waterside plants with an enormous variety of colours, shapes and sizes. You can plant them as you choose to create a gradual, natural transition to the water plants in the pond. You can also camouflage the edge of the pond with a row of stones or boulders. Simply set plants between the boulders so that it looks as if the plants are growing down to the water. This provides an attractive, natural effect.