January 25, 2008, Newsletter Issue #48: The Miniature Wood Water Garden

Tip of the Week

For a water oasis that works in a limited space, create your own miniature wood water garden. A miniature wood water garden works well in any area with lots of sunlight to nourish the plant life. Here’s what you need to do.

Create a wood box about 36” x 18” in size. The box should be about 10” deep.Paint the exterior and finish off the top edge of the box with wood moldings.Waterproof the box with liner. You can attach it with a staple gun.On one side of the box, insert a square waterproof container which will house the pump.Fill the wood box around the square container with aquatic planting mix.Insert plants like Queen Victoria, Flore Pleno and Iris into the aquatic planting mix.Fill the waterproof container with water and place the submersible pump inside. Plug the pump in and your miniature wood water garden is complete.

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