David Latimer from Cranleigh, Surrey, with his bottle garden that was first planted 53 years ago and has not been watered since 1972 - yet continues to thrive in its sealed environment. The bottle garden has created its own miniature ecosystem.
Does the idea of digging a hole in your yard for a big water garden seem daunting? You'll appreciate the water-garden rewards of our easy-care container. Choose a container that’s at least 6 inches deep, with a dark interior and no drainage hole, or a half barrel with a plastic liner. A glazed terra-cotta pot can also be used.
Set the Mood: If you live in the city, use water features, such as fountains and bubblers, to mask street sounds so you can enjoy the great outdoors in peace. Outdoor sound systems are also great for camouflaging unwanted noise.