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