Water Garden Design Flowery Branch GA

Local resource for water garden designs in Flowery Branch, GA. 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.

Premier Growers, Inc
(770) 932-5234
3485 S Puckett Rd
Buford, GA

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Boost of Nature, LLC
(678) 379-3372
920 Hampreston Court
Cumming, GA

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Bloomin Designs Nursery
(678) 376-7987
558 Auburn Road
Auburn, GA
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Bulbs, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Quail Hollow Nurseries, Inc.
(770) 339-0854
3410 Bailey Road
Dacula, GA
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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A1-Heritage Landscape Supply
(770) 781-9949
3615 Canton Hwy
Cumming, GA
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Landscape Contractors, Mulch, Rubber Mulch

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Outdoor Environments, Inc
(706) 658-2783
68 Zion Church Road
Braselton, GA
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Garden Wright Nurseries Inc
(770) 887-4070
1910 Melodie Lane
Cumming, GA
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Annuals, Aquatics, Bulbs, Chemicals, Clothing, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Ferns, Flowers, Foliage & Plant Products, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Tools, Gardening Supplies, Groundcovers, Hand Tools, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Preserved Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Specialty Supplies, Trees, Trees, Wreaths & Decorations, Vines, Wreath Material, Wreaths & Topiaries - Dried

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Campbell Gardens
(770) 887-0427
3685 Pollys Blf
Cumming, GA

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Mobley Plant Farm, Inc.
(770) 513-3105
1255 Ewing Chapel Road
Dacula, GA
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Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Horticulture Companies, Plants

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Randy's Perennials & Watergardens, Inc
(770) 822-0676
523 W. Crogan St. Hwy 29
Lawrenceville, GA
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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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