A way to learn about water gardening on a small scale (Google / West Fargo Pioneer)

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Home & Garden: Water gardening in containers way of achieving soothing effect

By: Mary Jane Breitling, West Fargo Pioneer

Water features give a sense of coolness and a serene beauty to the landscape. Those that include fountains or waterfalls tend to draw people to the soothing sight and sound of trickling water.

Although intrigued, not everyone is ready to take the plunge and dig an in-ground water garden or pool. You may not have the resources or time now, but might like a way to learn about water gardening on a small scale.

Containers are the ideal solution. Container gardens require little time, money or maintenance. They can be placed on decks, patios or in flowerbeds. Fill a container with water and it is an instant pool that reflects the sky and ripples in the breeze. Add aquatic plants and it is a miniature water garden. Put in some goldfish and you have a pond. Your own property will dictate the size and scale of the feature.

There are only four rules of water gardening.



Published by

Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.