Easy Container Water Gardens You’ll Go Crazzy for

You’ll love these 10 container water gardens, most are easy to make and can be made minutes!

1. Still waters

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Tall plants (elephant ear and dwarf papyrus) contrast with low-growing water lilies and water lettuce in a ceramic planter.
Tips on how to create this and other water gardens.

2. Glazed garden

You'll love these 10 container water gardens, most are easy to make and can be made minutes!

This glazed terra-cotta pot sprouts a garden of two color of hardy water canna, dwarf papyrus and tropical pitcher plant.

3. Pint-sized charmers

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Provide a colorful counterpoint to a rough-texture stone container by adding leafy rosettes of water lettuce (Pistia stratiotes), white water snowflakes (Nymphoides indica) and tiny Azolla fern.

4. Feathery beauty

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Combine four floating plants in a striking glass bowl: trailing parrot feather (Myriophyllum aquaticum), round-leaved frog’s bit (Limnobium spongia), fan-like water lettuce (Pistia stratiotes) and red-tinged Azolla.

Most water plants spread very quickly, so you may only need to buy one of each for your small garden. If you need to thin fast-growing plants from your container, be sure not to put them in natural waterways, where they can become invasive.

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