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Are you looking for a way to add a small pond to your patio? Wine barrels are an easy way to create small water features. Simply insert a rubber liner into a half barrel, with a one inch overlap at the rim. Drill a hole near the barrel's rim for overflow. Place bricks or other flat rocks in the pond for plants to rest on. Add water lilies and sweet iris for color and oxygenation. The exterior of the pond can be painted any color, using good marine paint. Voila! You have an instant pond that is ideal for small places.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|