Individuals that hear about the opportunity of having their own indoor water garden often will come up with the argument that their home is just far too small. The concept is that you must live in a mansion or have a huge foyer where this would be feasible. Actually, this is not the case at all.
There are several choices you can put into action when planning your indoor water garden such as either starting from scratch or purchasing kits. Either way these methods can fit quite nicely into any budget.
o The first thing you want to determine is where you are going to locate your indoor water garden. Consider carefully where you want locate your water garden as it is going to be the focal point of that area. Or at least that’s what you want to achieve.
o Next what you need to do is pick a container that is going to be suitable for this type of gardening. If the container that you have set your heart on is not waterproof then you can always use an inside liner to make it so.
o When placed, it is best that the water garden remain stationary. If there is any possibility that you think it may move, you would be smart to build it on a cart with wheels so you can move it if the need arises. However, you are unlikely going to be able to move it once it is filled with water.
o You want to make sure that you’re going to pick out the proper plants and this again is also going to be dependent on where you have picked for your location. Your plants are going to need lots of light, and even if you have placed your garden by a window you still may not be getting enough light during the winter months. So you may have to resort to artificial lighting, and it’s important that you are going to be able to install it in your chosen area.
o Use caution that you are not placing your water garden near artificial heating that is going to instigate changes in your water temperature, which would affect your plant.
You also want to be creative with your water garden so in order to do this you can put two plants in individual pots and create different focal points with your display of the plants. You can use the various props to do this such as rocks and bricks, which will give you different, levels for your plants instead of them all being at the same high level. The other nice feature about this is that if you want to change your plants it is much easier to do it this way.
All of these things can be accomplished quite nicely without a lot of expense. As we mentioned chances are you have the pot around home already so it’s a matter of buying your liner. Your largest expense will be your plants, depending on your selections. Ideally, you want to start off with something more of a hearty nature until you become more skilled at water gardening.