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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.