How to create a mini water garden

Creating a mini water garden table centrepiece is an easy project that takes about 30 minutes.  All you need is a shallow container and some water plants.

For this project, a broad, shallow container works best. You can purchase these from all garden centres, or you can upcycle a copper or glass bowl from home.

The fun part about this project is deciding what plants you want to use.  You can include any “floater” plants like duckweed or water hyacinth. 

To keep your water feature looking its best, check the water levels daily.  Also, change the water when it becomes murky (this avoids it starting to give off an unpleasant odour). Spray the plants lightly with a liquid fertiliser every time you change the water.

This project will work on a small or large scale, so the possibilities are endless.