Create a calming oasis on your patio with an easy, mini ponds. You don’t even need fancy pumps—just water.
Water adds a new dimension to any garden and our mini pond in a pot is the ideal place to grow miniature water lilies and other small aquatic plants. This idea is quick and easy to make and requires minimal care. The larger the container, the more impressive the display, although it’s best to limit yourself to one or two well-chosen types of plant. Use too many and your pond will quickly become cluttered.
- Watertight container
- Water plants
- Garden soil (heavy clay) or aquatic plant soil
- Pea gravel (if using garden soil)
- Black plastic pots
- Mosquito Dunks
Choose your pond container. Materials like ceramic, concrete, plastic, terra cotta, metal, porcelain, etc. are all great options.
Add plants to the black plastic pots. If you have heavy garden soil (high in clay content), you’re all set. Just cover the soil with an inch or two of pea gravel to keep it from floating to the top of your pond.
Place your potted plants at the appropriate depths in your empty pond container. You could also use upside-down terracotta or ceramic pots, pieces of stone or even Tupperware filled with sand! Planting from deep to shallow, and large to small works best.
Now just add water! Start by adding water to the potted plants themselves. After it’s filled, add your floater plants and a piece of the product, Mosquito Dunks.
Look for three types of aquatic plants for your water garden. Emergents, Submerged, and Floaters.
If you have some flowers growing in your garden, snip a couple of blooms and add them to your water garden just like you would a vase.
Enjoy the pictures below !!!