Water Garden Design Lewiston ME

Local resource for water garden designs in Lewiston, ME. 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.

Gammon Landscape Nursery Inc
(207) 783-6986
2810 Turner Rd
Auburn, ME
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Landscape Architects, Landscape Contractors, Landscaping Services, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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People, Places & Plants Gardening Magazine
(207) 829-4783
60 Pineland Drive, Building 3 suite 207
New Gloucester, ME
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Business Services, Garden Center Media, Greenhouse Media, Horticulture Media, Landscape Media, Media & Publications, Nursery Media, Public Relations, Water Gardens Media

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Audica of Maine
(207) 449-6899
404 Lewiston Rd
Topsham, ME

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Smedberg's Crystal Spring Farm
(207) 743-6723
1413 Main St
Oxford, ME

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Gingerbread Farm Perennials
(207) 685-4050
383 Old Winthrop Road
Wayne, ME
 
Mid Coast Growers
(207) 666-5821
1335 Main Street
Bowdoin, ME
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Hummingbird Farm
(207) 224-8220
202 Bean Street
Turner, ME
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Builders / Contractors, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Skillin's Greenhouses
(800) 339-8111
422 Bath Road
Brunswick, ME
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Boots / Clogs, Builders / Contractors, Bulbs, Chemicals, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Clothing, Compost, Composting, Composting Supplies, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Cut Flowers, Cutting Tools, Display Structures, Educational Books & Tapes, Environmental Controls, Equipment - New, Equipment, Nursery, Erosion & Sediment Control Supplies, Ferns, Fertilizers, Fiber Containers, Fl…

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Plainview Farm
(207) 829-5004
529 Mountfort Rd.
North Yarmouth, ME
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Chemicals, Compost, Composting, Crop Protection, Equipment, Nursery, Erosion & Sediment Control Supplies, Fertilizers, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Tools, Gardening Supplies, Giftware, Groundcovers, Hand Tools, Herbs, Horticulture Companies, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Landscape Architects, Landscape Contractors, Landscape Supplies, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Native Plant Nurseries, Organic F…

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Youngs Greenhouse
(207) 743-9427
643 High St
South Paris, ME
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Vegetables

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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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