So I finally decided to start re-working our raised garden beds along the sunny side of the cabin, and dug out an area to drop in this feed pan... 2'W x 3'L x 10"D Our existing creeping jenny is already on the spring rebound, so it should hide the edges in no time. I'm already exploring the array of "dwarf" water lilies that will do well in this mostly sun shallow pan (zone 7a). I am leaning toward a hardy variety that I can sink into the big pond over winter and return to the pan each spring. My question to you folks is, does anyone have a particular favorite small hardy that they think will do well in this spot; as well as other varieties of plants? I would love to hear suggestions from folks with experience in container gardens. Thanks in advance.