Water Garden Design Lake Oswego OR

Local resource for water garden designs in Lake Oswego, OR. 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.

Lake Grove Garden Center
(503) 636-2414
15955 Boones Ferry Road
Lake Oswego, OR
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bird Feeders, Bulbs, Chemicals, Christmas Lighting, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Equipment - Rental, Florist, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Giftware, Groundcovers, Home Furnishings, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants, Mulch, Outdoor Furniture, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Pond Filters, Pond Liners, Pumps, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Tr…

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Verdura Culinary Gardens
(503) 684-3980
15155 SW 94th Avenue
Tigard, OR

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The Gardener's Choice Inc.
(503) 684-2727
14240 SW Pacific Hwy
Tigard, OR
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Annuals, Anti-Transparent, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Bird Houses / Nest Boxes, Bonsai, Boots / Clogs, Bulbs, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Accessories, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Christmas Trees - Live B&B, Christmas Trees - Live Container, Clothing, Collectables & Figurines, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Craft Materials & Supplies, Crop Protection, Decorati…

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Natives
(503) 367-8150
4305 Se 31st Ave
Portland, OR

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Al's Garden Center
(503) 726-1162
16920 SW Roy Rogers Rd
Sherwood, OR
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Animal / Insect Repellent / Deterrent, Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Baskets & Wicker Containers, Bath & Personal Care Products, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Baths, Bonsai, Bonsai Equipment / Supplies, Boots / Clogs, Bulbs, Candles & Holders, Cards & Envelopes, Carts/Dollies, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Clothing, Collectables & Figurines, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Craft Materials & Supplies, Cut Fl…

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Tryon Creek Nursery
(503) 244-8884
10400 Sw Boones Ferry Rd
Portland, OR

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The Garden Corner
(503) 885-1934
21550 SW 108th Ave
Tualatin, OR
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Annuals, Aquatics, Bulbs, Chemicals, Clothing, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Gloves, Gloves, Greenhouse Growers, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Statues / Sculptures, Trees, Vines

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Pistils Nursery
(503) 288-4889
3811 N. Mississippi Ave.
Portland, OR
 
Windmill Nursery
(503) 625-7351
18800 Sw Scholls Sherwood Rd
Sherwood, OR

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Plan-it Earth Design
(503) 239-0105
1725 SE 34th Ave
Portland, OR

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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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