1606 N 600 Rd, Baldwin City, 66006

Make a simple water feature

Ponds can be a lot of work, but you can get a fast, low-maintenance version by sinking a plastic pot into the ground or planting into a ceramic bowl or other non-draining container. Plant black taro (Colocasia esculenta ‘Black Magic’), Egyptian papyrus (Cyperus papyrus), golden moneywort (Lysimachia nummularia)and horsetail (Equisetum hyemale).

For a plastic container, dig a hole in the ground large enough to hold the pot. Use a level and refill soil around the container. Place rocks around the perimeter on the surface to hide the edge of the pot. Fill with water and sink one or more plants into the pot weighted with rocks.

Plants can be left in their plastic nursery pots to hold soil and roots together. To maintain the feature just add water as needed!

In addition to making a gorgeous garden feature, you’ll be providing a much-needed water source for wildlife – enjoy your frogs!