Create a Still-Water Container Garden

Create indoor water gardens with a splash of creativity.

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Small Container Water Garden

Watery indoor gardens have come a long way. Now it's so common to think of roots-in-water as being part of the beauty of an indoor display that you can even find fake "vases" where the "roots" are frozen into a clear plastic. Your imagination can take you anywhere when it comes to creating an indoor water garden. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Use a trifle glass to hold a very simple water garden that's showy enough to be a centerpiece for lunch with your gardening friends: a few sprigs of anacharis, a layer of glass marbles and a few floating candles on top.
  • Turn to a Zen approach to a simple water garden: a low black container with rocks and duckweed.
  • When you're choosing water plants, consider the amount of light you'll be able to offer it.


Instead of putting a cutting in water only so it can root for later potting up, use the intricacies of the roots as part of the display.

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