Water Garden Design Circle Pines MN

Local resource for water garden designs in Circle Pines, MN. 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.

Noble Landscape & Garden Center
(763) 862-7218
2456 Main St.
Blaine, MN
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Brick, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers - Decorative, Decorative Planters & Urns, Fencing / Gates, Fountains - Decorative, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Giftware, Groundcovers, Hardscape Supplies, Home Furnishings, Horticulture Companies, Landscape Architects, Landscape Consulting, Lands…

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Pletschers' Greenhouses, Inc.
(651) 633-6666
641 Old Highway 8 SW
New Brighton, MN
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Annuals, Builders / Contractors, Conifers / Evergreens, Florist, Flowers, Foliage & Plant Products, Fresh Plants, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Gift Certificates, Greenhouse Growers, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants, Nurseries - Wholesale, Perennials, Plants, Potted Flowering Plants, Ready-made Arrangements - Fresh, Shrubs, Trees

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Chenoweth Wholesale Florist
(651) 636-4070
563 Old Highway 8 Sw
New Brighton, MN

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Linder Greenhouse
(651) 488-6717
275 West Wheelock Parkway
St. Paul, MN

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Hermes Floral Company
(651) 646-7135
1750 East Larpenteur Avenue
St. Paul, MN
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Rice Creek Gardens Inc.
(763) 754-8090
11506 Central Ave NE
Blaine, MN
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Mickman Brothers Inc
(763) 413-3000
14630 Highway 65 NE
Anoka, MN
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Business Services, Chemicals, Christmas Accessories, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Live Container, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Display Structures, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Gardening Supplies, Gazebos / Pavilions, Gazing Globes & Stands, Gift Certificates, Gifts & Accents, Giftware, Gravel Mulch, Greenhouse Growers, Hardscape Supplies, Holiday Items, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants…

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White Bear Floral Shop
(651) 484-3391
3550 Hoffman Rd
White Bear Lake, MN

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Marv Huiras Greenhouse
(651) 633-4570
101 Allen Pl
Maplewood, MN

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Shadow Dance Stoneworks
(612) 706-4166
121 Warwick Street SE
Minneapolis, MN

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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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