Sometimes the hot summer months make it seem impossible to grow plants. Either it is too hot to keep them well-watered or too hot to work in a garden. If you have enough backyard space, you can create a large, Chinese water garden. If not, there is a way to get the same effect in limited space. Chinese water gardens will allow you to create a pond as a serene focal point for you to enjoy during warm months. Follow these steps to take the edge off of the summer heat waves by gazing into a Chinese water garden.
Place the piece of burlap in the water lily basket. Insert the water lily and top the basket with the aquatic soil mix. Pour water into the basket to settle the soil.
Place bricks inside the glazed pot to create a platform for the two potted plants. The bricks with add visual interest to the Chinese water garden because the plants will be at varied heights. Make sure to get glazed pots that will match your plants or help their own blooms stand out.
Position the flowering rush so that it is fully emerged in water when the pot is filled. The arum lily should be half submerged once filled. Fill the glazed pot with water until it is an inch from the top.
Fill the pot with water and lower the water lily onto the positioned bricks. Place the water garden in a sunny loction.