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Tropical Tabletop Water Garden

One of the things I try to convey about outdoor living spaces is that you don't need a lot of room to create a beautiful place to relax. Even a small patio is ample in size to create an inviting retreat. This container garden is a perfect example of how you can enjoy a water fountain in the smallest of spaces.

Materials Needed for a Tabletop Water Garden

Tabletop Water Garden

Directions for Making a Tabletop Water Garden

Place a small electric pump inside the bowl and weigh it down with a stone, then pull the cord over the back rim of the bowl.

Position the planted pots inside the container to conceal the electrical cord. Depending on the height of the container, you may want to put shorter pots on pieces of brick to display them at varying heights. Sprinkle pebbles on top of the containers to keep them from floating.

Fill the container with water to about 2-inches from the top of the pots. Plug in the pump and enjoy!.

Good to Know

Ideally, a container without a drain hole is best, but if you fall in love with a pot that already has a hole and really want to turn it into a fountain you can easily plug it. Just place a piece of duct tape inside the pot over the hole. On the underside of the pot fill the hole with plumber's epoxy. Then level it out with your fingers so that it is even with the sides of the hole. When it dries, remove the duct tape on the inside of the pot.

Tabletop Water Garden

Plants Used in this Water Garden