Water in the landscape is becoming more and more popular and it’s easy to see why.
The sound of running water, whether it’s a small fountain or impressive waterfall, is soothing and relaxing. Not to mention water gardens are so pretty!
But if you’re not ready to jump in and get both feet wet with a full-fledged pond, you can easily create a container water garden.
This is a corner of my yard from last year. All I did was transfer the lotus into the container,
and then filled it with water. I added mosquito dunks as needed to keep pests away.
The lotus is such a stunning plant and ridiculously easy to grow!
Created by one of my co-workers, he added fun aquatic plants.
His dog loved drinking from this fancy fountain bowl!
The water is then recirculated up through the pot to drip out again.
This and all other photos (beside my lotus photo) are from Aquascape,
which is where I work as marketing communications manager.
You’ll find instructions for making this water garden on Aquascape’s website.
A galvanized tin flower box is filled with water and water lettuce.
Water lettuce simply floats on the water’s surface with its roots dangling.
It’s my favorite non-flowering aquatic plant.
you can tackle a project like this one where water flows from one bowl into another,
by way of an adorable tea pot and tea cup. So cute!
Once again, an underground basin captures the water and is recirculated back up into the bowl.
You can use any container to create a miniature water garden provided it’s water-tight.
including a pretty water lily.
There’s really no limit to what you can do with water gardens!
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