If you are looking for a pretty, restful focal point for your deck, patio or porch, try this easy to assemble tabletop garden pot water garden. It's the perfect accessory for a slow table next to your favorite outdoor chair. For a larger, more dramatic display, position the garden planter on a stand against a tropical background.
You will need: 18" wide x 8" deep garden bowl in ceramic. 1 qt Hilo Beauty alocasia, 3 - 1 qt Oborozuki sweet flag acorus, 3 - 3" pots of great blue lobelia, 1 - 3" stone to weight down the pump, pebbles to weigh down the plants, a small electric pump from an aquarium supply shop, and small bricks to vary height of plants.
A - Hilo Beauty alocasia
B. Oborozuki sweet flag acorus
C. Great blue lobelia
Place a small electric pump inside the piece of colorful garden pottery and weigh it down with a stone, then pull the cord over the back rim of the bowl. Position the planted pots inside the container to conceal the electrical cord. Set pots of great blue lobelia on short pieces of brick to elevate the lip slightly above water.
Sprinkle pebbles on top of the containers to keep them from floating. Fill the container with water to about 2" from the top of the pot. Plug in and go......