When we talk about a aquatic garden many people imagine large expanses of water bordered by rocks and whose surface is dotted with water lilies.
Yes, it can be that but today, we want to present an idea of water basins much smaller, which can also be contained in containers as small as an old flowerpot with a clogged bottom.
an old zinc bath can be used as a water garden
This idea is great for those who do not have the luxury of a large garden but still want to introduce an aquatic element in their exterior. You can have a mini garden of water even on your terrace or balcony . How to go about it? You must first choose your container. No need to pay a fortune, you can recycle an old barrel cut in half, a wooden bucket or even a watering can, a bathtub, the old children's inflatable pool, rubber boots ... give free rein to your imagination but think of plug the holes if there are any.
a real mini-garden with various aquatic plants
Some materials will need to be treated in advance, such as wood that you can paint from the inside with paint used for swimming pools. Once you have chosen your aquatic plants and filled your water garden you just need to place it in a sunny corner and enjoy it. Remember to add water regularly since it will evaporate under the sun. Here are some examples to inspire you ...
inexpensive water basin and easy to create at home
improvised garden fountain in an old amphora
abundant pebbles and a pond are enough to introduce a water element
small water garden in a flowerpot with clogged bottom
aged fountain accompanied by three pink flamingos
an aquatic garden in a wooden bin
a water garden can also be fitted with a tap