Select a decorative water proof pot 14″- 30″ deep.
Place in the full sun. Fill with water.
Plant water lily in 6″ – 10″ nursery pot with heavy soil (no commercial potting mixes!)
Fertilize at time of planting and monthly during growing season.
Put in decorative container and add fish (Moons, Guppies, Mollies control mosquitos).
Fish grass provides a place for fish to hide and uses up extra nutrients which cause algae; Anacharis or Marestail.
Shallow water bog plants add interest; plant the same as water lilies but support with a brick or empty pot to ensure they are near the surface; variegated Canna, Pagoda Pickerel, Papyrus and Iris.
Ask about re-potting and additional landscape services when purchasing plants.