Wednesday, 25 April 2018

|| GARDEN | Container ponds

Container water gardens or tiny ponds are perfect for patios, decks and balconies.  Creating a pond in a pot is a simple way to add water into a garden scheme, no matter how limited the space is. Here are a few of my favourite ideas:
Above image: Erwinstam-tuinstudio photo' by Maaike de Ridder Producties | low bowl pond with tropical floating pistia stratiotes 'water lettuce'  
Above images: 1.Garden365 black pebbles  2.Outdoor Alabamafloating pistia stratiotes 'water lettuce' 3.The Lost World Nursery Equisetum ramosissimum var. japonicum 4.NNSS floating pistia stratiotes 'water lettuce' 5.Elho Pure Soft Bowl in anthracite
Above image: Compleet Groen low dish water bowl with floating pistia stratiotes 'water lettuce' and water hyacinth eichhornia crassipes 
for a grass like plant try Hesperantha Coccinea Pink (Schizostylis) 
  Above images: 1.& 2. Compleet Groen low dish water bowl with floating pistia stratiotes 'water lettuce' and water hyacinth eichhornia crassipes and for pretty seed heads try Cyperus Eragrostis, the corkscrew plant is Juncus effusus f. spiralis

corkscrew rush

Above image:Elho Pure Cone Bowl and dwarf water lilies - for a pure white water lily try Nymphaea Pygmaea Helvola
Above images: 1.Martha Stewart miniature peachy pink waterlily (try Nymphaea Aurora) 2.Future Garden water lily bud 3.Waterside Nursery lime green pond bowl with miniature water lilies
 Above image: Eric Sels contemporary cube ponds with water lilies
Above images: 1. Waterside Nursery granite finish bowl (for the tall variegated leaf try Iris Pseudacorus Variegata; for the blue plant try Myosotis Scorpioides palustris 2.Green Plant Swap Schizostylis coccinea var. alba 3.Compleet Groen low dish water bowl with floating pistia stratiotes 'water lettuce' and water hyacinth eichhornia crassipes and for pretty seed heads try Cyperus Eragrostis or Juncus Submodulosa


Above images: 1. A watertight pot (if using a plant pot seal the drainage holes with pond sealant) 2.Oxygenating plant: Ceratophyllum Demersum (hornwort) 3.Plant support ring 4.If using tap water use a chlorine guard for guides and "how to's" click here

For more information on anything shown in the above images please click on the names under each photograph to go through to their web sites. I create my mood boards/colour palettes with a computer programme called Photoshop by Adobe which is available for both Apple Mac and PC computers.

As always, if I have featured your photograph and you would rather I didn't, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will remove it with my sincerest apologies. 


With warmest wishes


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