DIY ~ Create Your Own Water Garden In A Container!

Did you know a pond isn't necessary for water gardening? You can do it in just about any container that is up to two feet deep! A container water garden is perfect for apartment balconies, patios, decks or as accents in the garden. Easy to set up and versatile, anybody can do this! Read all the details you'll need to get started at
Water Lettuce
My galvanized tub water garden!
Lotus Flower Bud
Fill the pot, add the plants and you have an instant water garden!

Barb Rosen
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Frequently asked questions

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  • Leh28906909 Leh28906909 on Sep 09, 2017
    Is it possible to have an indoor water garden? If so, what plants would work and how do you care for it?

  • Debi Stahl Debi Stahl on Jul 21, 2019

    It’s a beautiful project! My only concern is, you always hear that you should not Jane any standing water anywhere outdoors because it creates a great place for mosquitos. What do you think? Thank you

  • Barbara Barbara on Sep 12, 2021

    I’ve seen responses about mosquito repellant tabs. Would these be found at a garden center? And if birds should stop by for a quick drink, would those tabs be harmful to them?


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  • Barb Rosen Barb Rosen on May 17, 2020

    It's true that they are specialty plants, Victoria. Several of our privately owned garden centers have a pond section where they have a display or two and some plants. Call around or ask on Nextdoor or Facebook Market Place - someone in your area might be able to help or share from their own pond!

  • P P on Jul 27, 2020

    ebay has live plants for sale -including aquatic ones