Container Water Gardens

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Water gardens.

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I’ve never had one. How about you?

I’m loving the idea of a water garden in a container.

Container Water Garden

And from what I’ve read you can use just about any watertight container for your garden’s home.

I’m into the look of this rusty blue tub.

Container Water Garden

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And this wooden planter.

Wooden Container Water Garden

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For a wooden container, just make sure you insert a liner to contain the water.

Glazed ceramic containers are also a great choice.

Water Gardening in Glazed Ceramic Container

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But there are so many decorative options out there, it might be hard to choose!

What do you think about this gray container?

Faux Stone Plastic Container

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Were you able to tell that it’s actually a molded plastic pot?

I love this water garden displayed in the terracotta saucer.

Terracotta Saucer - Water Garden

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If you look closely you can see a black liner, but if you can’t find a liner for your porous container, just be sure to seal the inside of it with a water sealer.

Wine or whiskey barrels. They are by far my favorite!

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And the great thing is if they’re in good shape, they’ll already be watertight. But if not, you can also find liners for half barrels.

I’ve always thought water gardens were pretty cool, but have never entertained the idea of making one for myself. That is until now.

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If I give this a go, I’m heading over to Fresh Home Idea’s tutorial to help me out.

Creating a Container Water Garden

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And for more information I might also refer to master gardener Sandy Metzger’s tips in this article.

Creating a Container Water Garden

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I’d love to know what you think about water gardens. If you’ve made one, do you have any tips to share?

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