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Fountains are a popular addition to any garden. This informal design marries smooth stones and an electric-blue gazing ball in a galvanized wash tub. An inexpensive submersible pump powers the flow of water.
Enjoy the sound of water splashing in this simple urn with a bubbler. In addition to masking neighborhood noises, a fountain provides a welcome water source for birds and other wildlife.
You don't need hundreds of gallons of water to create a backyard pond. Almost any container that's watertight (or can be made watertight) can be used to create a home for water-loving flowers and plants.
Hardy water lilies are among the best plants for beginning water gardeners to tackle. The flowers appear from spring to fall, blooming in all colors except blues and purples. Hardy water lilies go dormant in winter and may be left in the water or stored. Tropical water lilies, which bloom in more exotic colors, take a little more care but are well worth the effort.
This miniature water garden is sunk into the soil to insulate it from rapid temperature changes. One medium size plant or several small plants can be grown in a garden this size. The edges of the contain are camouflaged with flat stones.
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