Information on gardening can never be complete without the mention of water garden. You can add individuality to your already decided gardening project by taking up water gardening. Water garden can be grown in both the ways indoor and outdoor. Indoor water garden has less-maintenance hassles compared to the outdoor one.
Indoor Pond Culture
No one can imagine to shrinking a pond that too in a pot. But it is
really possible and it will give a vibrant colored look to your room.
The only care these colorful aqua plants need is fresh water.
This small water garden is quite flexible enough to be decked
anywhere ranging form indoor to outdoor. Not only it appeals soothing to
your eyes but also it offers refuge to birds, butterflies, dragonflies
and even small fish. Here are few tips of constructing a pond in a pot.
There is a wide range of pots beginning from ceramic, plastic, sealed
cement, porcelain or metal. You can use your creativity and choose
washtubs, crocks etc. If using wooden pots wrap with thick plastic bag
though it is advisable not to use it because of bacterial damage. There
is no formula about the standard size of pot. According to your artistry
you can sow the plants. It can be a single one or more than that to you
List of aqua plants
To keep your garden healthy the prevention of algae is must. Water
lettuce or water hyacinth is the best option. They grow rapidly so often
you need to take them out but don't throw them on the pond.
They maintain the pH balance of water. They move on the top or sit at
the floor of the pot. Examples: anacharis (Egeria densa), fanwort
(Cabomba caroliniana), feather grass and blood grass.
The bog plants are kept on top of rocks and the water should only cover
the soil of the plant. They grow in shallow water.
Plants like water-lilies needs large space like bathtub or whisky
barrel. Water lilies specially needs one-foot of water so that the water
stays above their roots. Also they need some space to spread. The
advantages of this plant are it prevents growth of algae and keeps the
These fountains can make your aqua-art more enthralling. The process of
installation is very easy and the sound of water makes it heavenly.
Tips for healthy growth