As you can see here, you don't need a backyard or even a patio to enjoy a water feature, this one is inside our store!
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One of the coolest things about these patio ponds is how they make it possible for anyone to grow aquatic plants, including my favorite: tropical water lilies. Normally, if you want to enjoy the vibrant blue and violet evening blooms of a tropical lily here in NJ, you have to bring the plants indoors during the winter. The problem is where to put them... not everyone has somewhere to keep a bucket of water and lily tubers, and those who do often don't want to look at an ugly bucket in their home for four months.
A patio pond is a fun solution to this problem. You can keep the plants in an attractive setting and allow them to continue blooming inside your home!
We have an assortment of aquatic plants in our patio pond, such as bullrush, canna and iris, as well as stuff like spider plants, creeping jenny, ferns, peace lilies, and even an Easter cactus! It has become a sort of rehab for plants that need some extra TLC. Seeing luscious flowers blooming here while the plants outside remain dormant is a real treat.
You can even keep some little goldfish or mosquitofish in your patio pond, it's a perfect marriage of the pleasures of water-gardening with the comforts of home.
Patio ponds may be best-known for their ease of adding water to an existing hardscape, but they can also go pretty much anywhere you would be able to grow houseplants. It's a fun introduction to the world of water-gardening, and is a great way to get started in the hobby, at a fraction of the cost of an in-ground pond.
It really is easy to set up a patio pond and start enjoying some aquatic plants and even some fish, and because they're designed to be a complete micro-ecosystem, they allow you avoid many of the common challenges that you'd experience with a traditional fishbowl. Plus. it's a lot of fun to go out on a hike through the pinebarrens and collect a few samples of wild marsh plants, then bring them home and see how they grow in your cute container pond. For the ultimate introduction to water gardening on budget, stop by Landvista's Pond Store & Design Center in Atco, NJ, and our resident 'blue-thumb' will assist you in picking out your ideal arrangement.
Landvista Aquascapes provides Pond & Water Feature Design, Installation & Maintenance -Repair services for South New Jersey Homeowners