This is an interesting and unusual idea which will enable you to add a splash of color to your pond at a time when the waterlilies are not in flower. In fact once you have made your floating planter it can be used in several different ways as Melissa Will explains in her article which I came across on her Empress of Dirt website.
Homemade floating pond planters or mini islands are a lovely way to add seasonal pops of colourful flowers to your garden pond. You can also use them to sail garden art or candles?on a summer evening.
After some experimenting, I came up with a truly simple way to make my own, just using supplies from the garden shed. I?ll walk you through the steps so you can make your own pond oasis.
Create a Floating Island of Beauty for Your Pond
Floating pond containers, sometimes called mini islands, starting appearing in gardens over the past few years. I just love how they add a burst of colour to the pond, especially when I?m waiting for the water lilies to bloom.
I?tried making them several different ways and finally opted for?the simplest way because it worked so nicely in my pond.
Note of Caution
Most plants have some level of toxicity if consumed by humans or animals including fish. Before adding any plants to your pond, be sure they will not be harmful to your fish. This not only pertains to a floating planter, but any plants in your garden where the wind could blow the fruit or leaves?into the water.
I have not found a good list to refer you to so for now I will have to leave it for you to do Google searches to research your plant choices.
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