DIY Small Space Water Feature

Turn an ordinary flower pot into a gorgeous water feature for you small space. Add this to your deck, patio or balcony for a cool water feature for less than $20.
It takes less than 30 minutes to make your own water feature that will last throughout the summer. No electricity, no pump, just water and plants.
Start with a shallow pot WITHOUT drainage holes. This pot is about 18" in diameter and about 10" deep. Fill it halfway with water.
Then pop in your favourite water plants.....Here is water hyacinth which will fill your pot with it's fleshy leaves and interesting bulbous water storage pods.
The water hyacinth will bloom in late summer, adding some colour to your water feature.
Another favourite is water lettuce. I love the deeply ridged leaves and how it forms little heads of "lettuce" in the garden.
For added drama and height, use dwarf papyrus. With a height of approximately 2', it's perfect for a small space feature.
Now fill the pot with water to the rim. Place it in your favourite spot and sit back and enjoy!

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  • Vicki
    on Aug 19, 2014

    why not to have a or more small pretty pond(s) with bog plants. and frogs will enjoy, too.

  • Alan Raymond
    on Aug 14, 2017

    Both water hyacinth and water lettuce are listed as invasive aquatic species and prohibited for residential and commercial pond use in Texas and other states.
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