Water Garden Design Bessemer City NC

Local resource for water garden designs in Bessemer City, NC. 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.

Fords Seed & Plant
(704) 866-7058
231 E. Main St.
Gastonia, NC
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Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Living Colours Garden Center
(704) 472-6730
1812 E. Ozark Ave
Gastonia, NC
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Rubber Mulch, Shrubs, Trees

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Rock Ridge Greenhouses
(704) 263-1096
927 Alexis Lucia Road
Alexis, NC
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Annuals, Builders / Contractors, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Greenhouse Growers, Plants

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Mull's Greenhouses, Inc.
(704) 482-5934
512 Foxboro St
Shelby, NC

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Stacy's Garden Center
(803) 684-2331
2009 Filbert Highway
York, SC
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Artificial Plants, Baskets & Wicker Containers, Bird Feeders, Candles & Holders, Cards & Envelopes, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Accessories, Christmas Lighting, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees, Wreaths & Greens - Permanent, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Ferns, Fertilizers, Flags, Windsocks & Poles, Flowers, Foliage &…

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Creekside Nursery, Inc.
(704) 689-1445
181 Pine Hollow Dr
Dallas, NC

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New Hope Greenhouses
(704) 824-1799
2703 Beaty Road
Gastonia, NC
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Landscaping Services, Plants, Shrubs

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Shagreen Nursery & Arboretum
(704) 482-2224
136 Arboretum Way
Shelby, NC
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arboretums / Botanical Gardens, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Furniture / Structures, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Giftware, Groundcovers, Hardscape Supplies, Herbs, Horticulture Companies, Irrigation Services, Landscape Contractors, Landscape Design, Landscape Maintenance, Landscape Maintenance / Services, Landscaping Services, Lighting Services, Mulch, Patio, Wall, Walkway & Deck Builde…

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Southern Gem Nursery
(704) 482-6821
129 Magel Rd
Shelby, NC

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Stacy's Garden World
(704) 482-4407
1326 N. Post Road, Highway 180
Shelby, NC
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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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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