Water Garden Design Candler NC

Local resource for water garden designs in Candler, 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.

C.w. Garden Center
(828) 665-2415
378 Cover Road
Chandler, NC
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Costa Color - Asheville
(828) 683-4222
1468 Bear Creek Rd
Leicester, NC

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The Biltmore Company
(828) 255-1776
1 Lodge Street
Asheville, NC
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Dotson's Greenhouses
(828) 628-2956
1454 Cane Creek Rd
Fletcher, NC
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Annuals

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Feed-seed Supply Of Wnc Inc.
(828) 645-4343
60 Monticello Road
Weaverville, NC
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Jesse Israel & Sons Nursery and Garden Center
(828) 254-2671
570 Brevard Rd # 16
Asheville, NC
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Address Signs, Annuals, Aquatic Containers, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Artificial Plants, Artisan Crafts, Barley Balls / Bales, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Bird Houses / Nest Boxes, Birding Accessories, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Candles & Holders, Cedar Mulch, Chemicals, Christmas Accessories, Christmas Lighting, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Christmas Trees, Wreaths & Greens - Permanent, Clothing, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Cypress Mulch, Decorative Planters & Urns, …

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Sales Farms And Greenhouse
(828) 298-0779
25 Sales Farm Dr
Asheville, NC

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Snow Creek Nursery & Landscaping
(828) 687-1677
226 Clayton Road
Arden, NC
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Arborist Services, Groundcovers, Landscape Architects, Landscape Contractors, Landscaping Services, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Van Wingerden International
(828) 891-4116
1856 Jeffress Rd
Fletcher, NC

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Reems Creek Nursery & Landscaling
(828) 645-3937
70 Monticello Rd
Weaverville, NC
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Annuals, Aquatics, Bulbs, Chemicals, Containers, Crop Protection, Fish / Koi, Fish Food, Fish Health, Fountains - Decorative, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Greenhouse Growers, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Landscape Architects, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Pottery, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Water Garden Companies, Water Garden Maintenance, Water Garden Supplies

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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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