Water Garden Design Bangor ME

Local resource for water garden designs in Bangor, ME. 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.

Sprague's Nursery & Garden Center
(207) 942-1394
1664 Union Street
Bangor, ME
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Builders / Contractors, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Accessories, Christmas Lighting, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Christmas Trees - Live B&B, Christmas Trees - Live Container, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Plants, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Equi…

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Iris Creek Greenhouse Llc
(207) 234-2115
267 Littlefield Rd
Newburgh, ME

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Blue Seal Feeds 'N' Needs
(207) 947-6326
876 Stillwater Ave
Bangor, ME

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Pooh Corner Farm Greenhouses
(207) 836-3276
436 Bog Road
Bethel, ME
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Balloons & Accessories, Boots / Clogs, Builders / Contractors, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Trees - Cut, Christmas Trees - Live B&B, Christmas Trees - Live Container, Clothing, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Containers - Decorative, Cut Flowers, Decorative Planters & Urns, Display Structures, Fall Decorations, Florist, Flowers, Foliage & Plant Products, Fresh Plants, Furniture / Structur…

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Longfellow's Greenhouses
(207) 622-5965
81 Puddledock Road
Manchester, ME
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The Enchanted Garden & Greenhouse, Inc.
(207) 989-2130
186 Green Point Road
Brewer, ME
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Calkins Farm Stand
(207) 862-3246
295 Main Road South
Hampden, ME
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Gingerbread Farm Perennials
(207) 685-4050
383 Old Winthrop Road
Wayne, ME
 
The Enchanted Garden & Greenhouse, Inc.
(207) 989-2130
186 Green Point Road
Brewer, ME
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Robin's Flower Pot
(207) 778-5937
387 Webster Road
Farmington, ME
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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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