Thursday, June 14, 2007

Deck garden


Deck garden
Originally uploaded by sydney_b.
Always room for a water garden

5 comments:

VeloCC said...

Would you show me how do put one together? That is too cool!!!!

sydney_b said...

It's super easy, Christine. Find a container you like. I'm sure you already have something around. A ceramic planting pot works well if you have a cork to plug up the hole in the bottom.

Go to a garden center or big box retailer like Walmart and they'll likely have a pump. Your budget and water flow desires govern the size. Personally, I try to get the most powerful one I can with the budgeted amount of money. It's easy to restrict water flow, but impossible to increase if you don't have the power.

Get some tubing to attach your pump to your spout, which can be anything from a hollow piece of bamboo like mine, to a spitter fountain from the shop, or simply a smaller pot. Heck, you don't even need anything. You can just run the hose up some rocks and have it bubble out.

Toss in a couple water plants et voila, c'est jolie!

VeloCC said...

and the plants are just bought for water gardens?

Veronica said...

Nice photos of your plants, especially with the morning fog. Nice and dreamy. Say high to the boys for me....

sydney_b said...

VeloCC, water plants multiply rapidly, so you don't need very many. Ask your garden center for water lettuce and water hyacinths. There's also an umbrella palm, papyrus, all kinds of stuff. You could even take a walk near your favorite stream or river and get something native.