Water Garden Design Brattleboro VT

Local resource for water garden designs in Brattleboro, VT. 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.

Brattleboro Agway
(802) 254-8755
1277 Putney Road
Brattleboro, VT
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Irrigation Supplies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Portable Irrigation Systems, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Britton's Greenhouse
(603) 399-4340
25 Elms Rd
Westmoreland, NH

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The Boyd Family Farm
(802) 464-5618
125 East Dover Road
Wilmington, VT
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Annuals, Plants

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Allen Brothers
(802) 722-3395
6023 U.s. Route 5
Westminster, VT
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Verde For Garden & Home
(802) 258-3908
133 Main St
Brattleboro, VT

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Walker Farms
(802) 254-2476
1190 Us Route 5
E Dummerston, VT
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Five Acre Farm
(413) 498-2208
108 Hinsdale Rd
Northfield, MA
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Builders / Contractors

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Walpole Agway
(603) 756-9400
334 Main Street
Walpole, NH
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Greenfield Farmers Co-Op Exhange
(413) 773-9639
269 High Street
Greenfield, MA
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Rashed's Garden Ctr
(802) 257-4840
708 Marlboro Rd
Brattleboro, VT

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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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