Create an Outdoor Water Garden Water has a calming effect, and you can set up a water garden in a few minutes. Fill a metal pail or washtub with floating candles; low-maintenance aquatic plants, such as water lettuce, or delicate glass baubles.
Pond in a Pot Perfect for small yards and patios, container water gardens are attractive and easy to maintain. As long as you keep adding fresh water, small pots filled with water plants take care of themselves most of the time.
DIY:: This is a FABULOUS TUTORIAL ! How to Make A Garden Fountain Out Of Anything ! Simple Step by Step Instructions ! by Cultivated Nest (wonder if I could use these instructions to figure out how to make Laura Crockett's pebble-filled water columns)