Sometimes, you don’t need to knock down walls or break out the paint roller to improve the appearance of a space. Simple additions to the décor may do the trick and it seems one can never go wrong with plants! Here is an easy way to bring the pond to a pot by creating a container water garden. Display this on the patio, on the kitchen table, or at the office to make the space more attractive.
You will need:
• Pond pot
• 5-inch decorative container featuring a drain hole
• 2 two or four-inch empty clay pots
• 12 to 14 medium sized rocks (fist size)
• 6-inch creeping jenny plant
• 6-inch plumbae taro plant
• 4-inch Houttuynia cordata plant (Chameleon plant)
• 4-inch variegated ribbon grass
• 1 handful of parrot’s feather (cuttings rather than the potted plant)
• 1 floating water hyacinth
Step 1: Clean the pond pot with water. Move it to the permanent location for assembly because it will be heavy once it is filled with water.
Step 2: Place the taro, still in its container, in the center of the pot.
Step 3: Fill the pot 1/3 full with the rocks.
Step 4: Add water to the halfway point on the pot.
Step 5: Keeping the ribbon grass in its container, place it into the decorative container. Put this container near the back of the pond pot.
Step 6: Invert a clay pot in the front of the pot on top of the rocks. Place the Houttuynia cordata plant on top of this pot, keeping it in its container. Follow this process for the Lismachia and creeping jenny, putting the inverted pot on the right and left side of the large pond pot, respectively.
Step 7: Bring the water level to the top of the pond pot.
Step 8: Place the parrot’s feather and water hyacinth on the water surface.
Step 9: Conduct a daily check of the water level and fill when necessary. When outdoor temperatures decline to 55 degrees, bring the container indoors for winter.