Last year I was "bitten by a bug" that just made me want to have some water plants. And since I don't have enough room for even a small pond, I've been content to have a some containers with water plants. Found the black "vinyl-like" planter last fall and just tucked it away knowing that I'd start another water garden this spring. And while at one of my many visits to the dollar store I saw this bucket/stand. It's intended to be used to ice down beverages on the patio, etc. But that's not what I saw when I spotted it! I thought "PLANTS"! My original intention was just to put flowers in it, but the black planter fit perfectly in the bucket (which also keeps it high enough the animals won't try to drink from it). So "viola"! Container Water Garden #3! Water Container Garded #3 ( photo / image / picture from cherylad's Garden ) I put some of the Louisiana Black Iris in it. And that other surface plant (have to remember to get the name of it) and tried my luck again with one of those pouches with a Canna in it (from one of the big home improvement centers). The one's I tried last year never did a thing... but this one actually had a few roots and a little bit of the stem showing when I bought it... so I have high hopes for it. That orange thing you see is just the marker for the Canna. Like I could lose it in something so small And the bottom shelf works perfectly for the polka dot plant since it gets some shade.