Water Garden Design Canon City CO

Local resource for water garden designs in Canon City, CO. 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.

Sonny's Ace Home Center
(719) 275-1544
3090 E Main St
Canon City, CO
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Plants For Today & Tomorrow
(719) 372-3483
430 5th St
Penrose, CO
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Western Auto
(719) 275-7411
1001 Main St
Canon City, CO
Canon Landscape
(719) 275-3542
1017 York Ave
Canon City, CO
Turnkey Landscaping
(719) 275-5727
270 S 15th St
Canon City, CO
Brady's Garden & Patio
(719) 275-1286
1121 S 9th Street
Canon City, CO
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Educational Books & Tapes, Equipment - New, Flower Seed, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Hardscape Supplies, Home Furnishings, Horticulture Companies, Irrigation Supplies, Media & Publications, Mowers, Mulch, Organic Gardening, Outdoor Furniture, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Rain Barrels, Reel Mowers, Retaining Wall Systems, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, T…

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Provost Tree Spade & Landscaping
(719) 371-0301
631 Barium Ave
Canon City, CO
Tony Carestia Excavating Incorporated
(719) 275-9637
624 Cobalt Ave
Canon City, CO
Arrow Power Equipment Corporation
(719) 275-2640
252 Griffin Ave
Canon City, CO
Brady's Evergreen Nurseries
(719) 275-8323
829 Brewster Ave
Canon City, CO
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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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