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Galvanized tub water garden

I used a galvanized wash tub to make a water garden! Just set the potted water plants in the water, anchor them with stones, and fill in with floating water plants. Remember to put in a mosquito dunk every month or so during warm weather! See more at http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com or http://pinterest.com/barbrosen/

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  • Joan Glowacki
    Joan Glowacki Minonk, IL

    I recognize the elephant ear. What are some of the other plants

  • Barb Rosen
    Barb Rosen Wilmington, DE

    Joan, the plants I used in this tub are Imperial Taro, Dwarf Umbrella Palm, Spider Lily and Four-leaf Clover.

  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth West Palm Beach, FL

    Alocasia 'Frydek' http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/files/Alocasia/Alocasia_Frydek.jpg
    Imperial Taro: http://www.bonniesplants.com/my_pond/images/taro%20and%20bog%20lily.jpg

  • Barb Rosen
    Barb Rosen Wilmington, DE

    I see the difference in your pictures, unfortunately did not save the plant labels (started doing that just a couple years ago) and was going by what I remembered the nursery worker calling the plant. Let it suffice to say that whatever the plant is,

  • Gabrielle Falk
    Gabrielle Falk Australia

    It looks really great. Are you able to add a few little goldfish? Because they will eat the mosquito larvae. When adding fresh water from the tap always make sure you add a 'water ager' to negate fluoride etc. in the water which is toxic to fish. You

    • Barb Rosen
      Barb Rosen Wilmington, DE

      @Gabrielle Falk ~ you could add fish but I have nowhere for them to go in winter and don't want them to die. I use organic mosquito dunks to kill mosquito larvae though.(Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis)