DIY: How to Container Water Garden
If you’ve always dreamed of having a water garden but haven’t had the space to do so, do it yourself with a Pond-in-a Pot!
To create a Pond-in-a-Pot make sure you have the container you want to use, Marginals, Water Lilies, Oxygenators and Floaters for the perfect recipe. If you’re unfamiliar with these terms here are a few definitions:
Marginals (Aqua Garden) are plants that live at the water’s edge. They add height to the garden while providing some shade and shelter to their aquatic neighbors.
Water Lilies are stunningly beautiful and fragrant starburst flowers that float on the surface surrounded by a blanket of waxy leaves. They bloom in pink, white, yellow or red.
Oxygenators are lush feathery leaves that pump oxygen into the water during daylight hours and compete with algae for nutrients thus keeping it under control. They’re perfect if you’re adding fish.
Floaters are plants that float on the water’s surface and supply shade to keep the water cool. This is necessary shelter for small fish.
Put it all together in three easy steps:
Step 1: Hang – Hook the Aqua Garden Hanger on the rim of your container.
Step 2: Fill – Fill your container and let the water sit 12 – 24 hours. Tap water can be very cold and may shock your tropical aquatic plants.
Step 3: Place – Place the Aqua Garden in the Hanger. Submerge the roots just below the waterline.
Add Water Lily, Oxygenators and Floats to the container.