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 or

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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.
  • 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, it
  • 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 can
    • 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)
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