Create a Still-Water Container Garden
Create indoor water gardens with a splash of creativity.
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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.
What fairy could resist resting her wings on a cozy bench beneath a tree, with moss at her feet and dainty flowers to admire?...
Make it easy to snip a handful of fresh herbs while you're cooking keep this fragrant herb garden on the deck or patio.
Garnish your food with tasty, shiny watercress leaves or make a yummy salad with watercress as the main attraction.