Water Garden Design Golden CO

Local resource for water garden designs in Golden, 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.

Plants For Today & Tomorrow
(303) 279-5060
4555 Eldridge St
Golden, CO
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Flowerscaping
(303) 269-1956
2905 S Devinney Ct
Lakewood, CO

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Wright's Nursery
(303) 424-3914
11100 Ralston Rd
Arvada, CO
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Crop Protection, Flower Seed, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Giftware, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Wildflower Seed

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Country Fair WestWoods
(303) 209-4394
17201 W 64th Ave
Arvada, CO
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Christmas Trees - Live B&B, Christmas Trees - Live Container, Clothing, Compost, Composting, Conifers / Evergreens, Consulting Services, Container Gardening, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Display Structures, Equipment, Nursery, Ero…

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Southwest Gardens
(303) 423-5606
4114 Harlan St
Wheat Ridge, CO
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Flower Seed, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Wildflower Seed

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Green Acres Nursery
(303) 279-8204
4990 Mcintyre St
Golden, CO
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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A Cottage Garden
(303) 987-2170
1748 S Van Gordon Ct
Lakewood, CO
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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My Garden Center
(303) 424-1452
7190 Kipling Street
Arvada, CO
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Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Plants

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Abner's Garden Center
(303) 424-0180
12280 W 44th Ave
Wheat Ridge, CO
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Vegetables, Vines, Wildflower Seed

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Evergreen Nursery Ltd
(303) 674-2132
26479 Highway 74 PO Box 370
Kittredge, CO
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bulbs, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Fertilizers, Flower Seed, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Tools, Gardening Supplies, Gifts & Accents, Giftware, Greenhouse Supplies & Equipment, Groundcovers, Hand Tools, Home Decor, Home Furnishings,…

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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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