Hours: Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. * Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. * Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.* Closed on Mondays

1515 N. Dixie Highway in Lake Worth, FL--just south of West Palm Beach. (Click for Map) * info@ameliascapes.com * 561-540-6296

Water Gardens

A water garden can add peaceful Zen elements to any balcony, deck, or spacious garden bed. They also make an ideal first gardening effort for children. Water gardens have been recorded since ancient times by Persians and Chinese. Sometimes referred to as aquatic gardens or pond pots, all that is needed is a non-draining or non-porous pot, a few aquatic plants, and water. 

Begin with a vessel of your choice to hold the garden. The deeper and wider your pot is, the more choices you have regarding plant selection. Aquatic plants are divided into three main categories - floaters, marginal, and submerged - so the depth of your vessel in large will determine the type of aquatic plant that will live happily in your pot.  

A shallow bowl of six inches can sustain aquatic plants called 'floaters." Floaters require no planting; just simply place them in the water, and they will grow. Miniature varieties of papyrus or horsetail reeds can also survive in shallow water. Floaters can only tolerate tropical temperatures and do not do well in frost. Marginal plants have their roots in the water, but the rest of the plant is above. Good examples of marginals are irises, juncus, and canna lilies. Submerged plants are planted in their own pots that rest on the bottom of the container. Tropical water lilies are the most popular of these.  

Maintenance of a water garden is actually very minimal. Adding water to maintain the proper level is essential, and changing the water in the container is generally a monthly chore. Although this eliminates the need for aeration devices like bubblers in the containers, a bubbler can add an interesting feature. Pond clarifiers help with mosquitoes, and fertilizer tablets are suggested for plant nutritional needs. 



We have expanded the Supermoss product line. Based out of California, Naturatica is the leading manufacturer & supplier of moss and moss decorative items for home, garden, floral, and craft markets. Of special interests is the sphere. Many of our customers buy or comment on our unique moss-wrapped plants and wish to try the technique on their own.

Supermoss supplies a seven-inch sphere that can sit or hang. Once planted, the sphere can be soaked weekly or as needed. Other new items of interest include moss wreaths, succulent frames, bark, stakes, and sconces that are in a crescent shape with a flat back that can be hung from a wall.


We are celebrating the new year with a 20% sale on our GardenStone line of concrete pottery and benches through the end of the month. This Canadian-based company is known for its exquisite handmade details, timeless designs, and fine finishes that give their items a polished-stone look. No other pottery looks like GardenStone; it is truly a "top-of-the-line" product.

New Items
    At SmartyPlants, we have been busy restocking pottery, hard goods, and plant material. Of special note is our expanded line of pots from Crescent Gardens. With their Tru-Drop feature, this line incorporates a self-watering system within a double-walled, molded, decorative planter that is 100% recyclable, won't crack or fade whether used inside our out, and is warranted for 10 years. They are sturdy yet light weight, have a drainage plug, and offer a visual three-logo water gauge to indicate the water level inside the reservoir. Crescent Garden planters offer contemporary, chic shapes, and bold colors to decorate home or garden. 
    We have also expanded our plastic pot line from Matri LLC to include more colors, sizes, and designs. This Argentinian-based company has been a leader of garden accessories in South and Central America for 20 years, and entered the U.S. market in 2013. Their durable plastics include round and square pots and saucers, rectangle window boxes and saucers, and half-circle wall pocket planters. The Matri products are an excellent choice for an economical way to enhance your garden or patio.
    New adorable fairy garden pieces found their way to our collection including a new gourd house, pretty new fairies, some cute playing squirrels, bunnies, a gentle dragon, some ready-to-pounce kittens, and a few other very sweet flowery accessories. The glow-in-the dark tulip lanterns will light up your fairy gardens.
    Aquatic plants has been an instant success! We are working on our third shipment of these beauties. After the new year, we will be providing in-depth information on the care and raising of aquatics for those of you who want to add a water garden to your outdoor space
    Our shade house is full and looking gorgeous with numerous cacti, succulents, agaves and bonsais in the 30%-shade side. The 60%-shade side is filled with dieffenbachias, aglaonemas, indoor palms, and numerous dracaenas. We have a new bromeliad display which houses one of the largest selections of bromeliads that we have ever had.
   Annual tables in the full-sun area are filled with seasonal color. Impatiens, geraniums, petunias, begonias, kalanchoes, alyssum, and many more are waiting to be added to your garden beds, pots, or hanging baskets.
Campo De Fiori 
    This fine terracotta line has been restocked and revamped with old and new designs. What makes this line beautiful and unique is that they are fired in low-temperature kilns, which makes them somewhat porous. As water seeps through the walls, an aging process occurs that gives these planters their characteristic old-world look. Campo De Fiori will be 15% off until the end of the year.
SMARTYPLANTS wishes you and yours a very...
We will be closed Thanksgiving Day
Normal schedule will resume on Friday 

Just in time for the holidays,   
Christmas Cacti and Poinsettias have arrived

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