When you think of gardening, you probably think of dirt, compost, and mulch–but especially dirt. Well, this water container garden will make you think differently of gardens. With a water garden you can explore and nurture an entirely new world of plants, water plants, while providing a unique esthetic element to your yard, balcony, or garden.
This tutorial from Apartment Therapy teaches us how to build a water container garden. You can personalize your garden by manipulating the size and shape of the box. You can even alter the mood of your garden by choosing different types and grains of woods. But the most interesting way to make your garden your own, is to hand pick special water plants such as arrowhead, stonecrop, houseleek, Japanese sweet flag, or deer fern. Read on for more information on materials and tools needed to build your own water garden as well as for photos and complete building instructions.