Water Garden Design Boise ID

Local resource for water garden designs in Boise, ID. 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.

Hillside Nursery & Landscaping
(208) 343-2545
2350 Hill Rd
Boise, ID
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Franz Witte Nursery
(208) 853-0808
9770 W State Street
Boise, ID
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Business Services, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Industry Supplies & Services, Landscape Contractors, Landscape Design, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Mulch Installation, Patio, Wall, Walkway & Deck Builders, Perennials, P…

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Five Mile Farm & Greenhouse
(208) 362-3242
2940 S Five Mile Rd
Boise, ID
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Eagle Greenhouse
(208) 939-8578
1208 W State St
Eagle, ID
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Four Seasons Nurseries
(208) 466-0580
16056 Midland Blvd
Nampa, ID
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Edwards Greenhouses
(208) 342-7548
4106 Sand Creek St
Boise, ID
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Garden Center West Inc
(208) 376-3322
11500 Fairview
Boise, ID
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Flower Seed, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Du-rite Nursery, Inc.
(208) 888-1359
5321 W Cherry Ln
Meridian, ID
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Eagle Nursery & Landscape
(208) 939-8723
3931 North Ballantine Lane
Eagle, ID
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Greenhurst Nursery & Garden Center
(208) 466-5783
3209 S Happy Valley Rd
Nampa, ID
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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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