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Making a Water Garden

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, April 2008


Not only will a water garden enhance your landscape, but you'll also soon notice new wildlife that will be attracted to it. You'll be delighted by the number of birds, dragonflies, butterflies, and frogs stopping by for a visit.



  • Waterproof container

  • Watering can

  • Fertilizer


  1. Choose a waterproof container of any size or shape.

  2. Select plants that are easily grown in indoor or outdoor water gardens.

  3. Place potted plant in container.

  4. Cover with several inches of gravel to weigh down.

  5. Fill container halfway with water using a watering can.

  6. Fertilize monthly with standard fertilizer, or use a mixture of compost tea and fish.

  7. Place in bright location.

  8. Keep water level consistent; fill as needed.

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