Sunken Container

Insulate your garden against temperature changes by sinking a pot in the ground.
Mini Water Garden

This attractive water garden and
plants are protected from
changing temperatures.

Rather than placing a container on top of the soil where it's susceptible to temperature fluctuations, lower a pot into the ground so it's surrounded with soil. The minipond also looks particularly attractive at the edge of a path or when surrounded by other plants.

What You Need:

  • Shovel
  • Plastic planter
  • Sand or gravel
  • Flat stones or flagstones (optional)
  • Plants

Zones: 5-10 Time: About 1 day

Plant Options:

  • Dwarf papyrus
  • Water fringe
  • Hardy water canna
  • Duckweed
  • Water snowflake

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