Water Garden Design Allegan MI

Local resource for water garden designs in Allegan, MI. Includes detailed information on local garden supply stores that give access to decorative fountains, ecosystem ponds, backyard waterfalls, backyard koi ponds, and water garden streams, as well as advice and content on backyard pond design and waterscape design.

Pine Grove Greenhouse
(269) 628-4159
25280 Cr 388
Gobles, MI
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Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Plants

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Tuinstra Greenhouse
(269) 672-7204
2468 12th St
Shelbyville, MI

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CJWood Organic Garden Care
(616) 283-5927
2279 Atkins
Fennville, MI

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Wentzel's Greenhouse
(269) 372-9019
5275 S 1st St
Kalamazoo, MI

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Wedel's Nursery, Florist and Garden Center
(269) 345-1195
5020 Texas Drive
Kalamazoo, MI
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Animal / Insect Repellent / Deterrent, Annuals, Aquatic Containers, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, B & B Plants, Balloons & Accessories, Baskets & Wicker Containers, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Biostimulant, Bird Feeders, Bird Gardens, Bird Houses / Nest Boxes, Boulders, Brass / Copper Containers, Bulbs, Candles & Holders, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Accessories, Christmas Lighting, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Christmas Trees - Cut, Christmas Trees …

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Huntree Nursery
(616) 543-3761
2346 68th St
Fennville, MI
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Flower Seed, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Wildflower Seed

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Sunnyside Greenhouse
(616) 813-9057
5011 Patterson Road
Shelbyville, MI

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Windscapes Inc.
(616) 896-2000
2900 144th Street
Burnips, MI
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Saunders Greenhouse
(269) 353-8526
10745 Almena Drive
Kalamazoo, MI
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Corning Farms Inc.
(269) 375-4744
7518 W Kl Ave
Kalamazoo, MI

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Water Gardens | Create a water garden

Create a water garden

Water is an important element, essential to all living things. It is also a versatile element – sometimes tranquil and placid, sometimes roaring and powerful. For many, water is a soothing element, promoting feelings of peacefulness and calm, and for some, it is even a healing element, providing relief from pain. Is it any wonder, then, that more and more people are adding backyard water gardens to their landscape design?

A water garden is a pool or pond – usually man-made, but sometimes natural – that contains aquatic plants. Many also contain fish (usually ornamental) and rocks, and some contain more elaborate ornamental features such as waterfalls, fountains or statues. Popular in ancient Asia and revitalized in Europe after the Renaissance, water gardens are now becoming a common sight in backyards across North America.

Water Garden Designs

Just as with regular gardens, there are many, many options for water garden design. Traditional Chinese water gardens follow the principles of Feng Shui. They should blend in with their surroundings and use natural materials as much as possible. Watch out for sharp angles pointing toward the house (these are considered "poison arrows"), and pay attention to the direction in which the water is flowing. If the garden is being built around a natural water source, respect its original direction as much as possible so as not to interrupt its chi.

Like Chinese water gardens, Japanese water gardens focus on nature, striving to evoke natural patterns and distill the beauty of the natural world into a compact space. Rocks are essential to Japanese water gardens and are used in very specific ways – as edging for the pond or as stepping stones over the water. In both cases, the rocks are chosen and set according to specific Japanese techniques (gogan-ishigumi and sawa-tari, respectively). Shaping and landscaping must also follow special pruning methods. And, of course, Japanese koi ponds require even...

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