Gather the Indoor Water Garden Supplies
- glass jar- check out Home Goods for great ones like theses!
- small aquarium stones
- live plants
- fresh water conditioner for aquariums
- betta fish
If you are looking for plants like the ones I used try:
Sanderiana variegated (Dracaena Sanderiana)
Marimo Moss Balls
Add the Base Layer
Add the Stones
Fill with Plants and Accessories
Next, settle in the plantings and accessories.
Add Water and Let it Sit
Add water to the garden and the water conditioner at this time and let it sit for a bit. The water will be cloudy at first. The sediment needs to settle.
Acclimate Your Fish
Next, in a small container with the water from the store, float your fish in the glass jar in order to acclimate the temperatures. The water temperatures need to be the same prior to adding your fish. If not, you could cause shock and kill your new friend.
After a couple of hours, set your little betta free!
Indoor Water Garden Care
UPDATE: March 19, 2018
I have received many messages and email that this post is no longer on HGTV’s website. Since I have been informed that it will no longer be on their website, I have decided to share the instructions on this post so that you can create a lovely indoor water garden of your own like these two!