This year there are three ponds in carved stone bowls in the balcony garden.
I’ve grown a number of different aquatic plants through the years, but this year I’m keeping things simple. I’m floating Azolla carliniana (fairy moss) and Salvinia natans (a pretty water fern) in the ponds but really, 2011 is going to be the year of the pond comet. Pond comets are a type of gold fish. They are inexpensive to buy – the more the merrier – and are easy to look after.
So if you have been thinking about adding a water feature to your balcony garden, don’t hesitate to jump in, select a nice container and just add fish.