Water Garden Design Lebanon OR

Local resource for water garden designs in Lebanon, 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.

Green Thumb Garden Center
(541) 451-5464
5795 S. Santiam Hwy
Lebanon, OR
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Annuals, Aquatics, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Fertilizers, Flower Seed, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Greenhouse Supplies & Equipment, Groundcovers, Herb Seed, Horticulture Companies, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Mulch, Native Plant Nurseries, Natural Pesticide, Organic Fertilizers, Organic Gardening, Organic Seed, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Vegetabl…

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Peoria Gardens Inc
(541) 753-8519
32332 Peoria Rd Sw
Albany, OR

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C R Flowers
(541) 928-6391
1350 Nw Springhill Dr
Albany, OR

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Fresh to You Produce & Garden Center
(503) 769-9682
41639 Stayton Scio Rd SE
Stayton, OR
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Chemicals, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Plants, Containers, Crop Protection, Fertilizers, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gifts & Accents, Gourmet Foods, Groundcovers, Hanging Baskets / Planters, Herbs, Holiday Items, Horticulture Companies, Jams, Jellies, Dips & Sauces, Mulch, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Pick Your Own Farms, Plants, Potting Soil, Produce, Roses, See…

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Jefferson Nursery
(541) 327-2011
3193 Jefferson Marion Rd Se
Jefferson, OR

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Thomas Creek Nursery
(503) 394-3478
38400 Robinson Dr
Scio, OR

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Orson's Greenhouses Inc.
(541) 926-3774
31820 N Lake Creek Drive
Tangent , OR
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Annuals, Greenhouse Growers, Perennials, Plants

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Hart's Nursery Of Jefferson
(541) 327-3366
4049 Jefferson/scio Road
Jefferson, OR

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Dan Thorpe's Sticks & Stones
(541) 451-2171
1314 S Airport Rd
Lebanon, OR

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Frey's Dahlias
(503) 743-3910
12054 Brick Rd SE
Turner, 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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