Water Garden Design Middletown OH

Local resource for water garden designs in Middletown, OH. 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.

Berns Garden Center
(513) 423-5306
825 Greentree Road
Middletown, OH
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Annuals, Arbors / Arches, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Feeders, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Container Plants, Crop Protection, Fountains - Decorative, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gift Certificates, Groundcovers, Herbs, Home Furnishings, Horticulture Companies, Irrigation Supplies, Landscape Consulting, Landscape Contractors, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Outdoor Furniture, Perennials, Pest C…

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Designer's Landscape Inc.
(513) 755-1500
5029 Millkin Road
Liberty Townsip, OH
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Landscape Contractors, Landscaping Services, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Wilson Garden Center
(513) 863-5831
2385 Jacksonburg Rd
Hamilton, OH
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Marvin's Organic Gardens
(513) 932-3319
2055 US Route 42 South
Lebanon, OH

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The Black Barn
(513) 932-2093
1161 West Main Street
Lebanon, OH
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Greenhouse Growers, Plants

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Norvell Landscaping And Garden Center
(513) 422-3533
218 Old Oxford State Rd.
Middletown, OH
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Annuals, Perennials, Plants

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Mary'S Plant Farm
(513) 894-0022
2410 Lanes Mill Road
Hamilton, OH
 
Beyond the Greenhouse
(937) 748-1464
490 North Main Street
Springboro, OH
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Greenhouse Growers, Plant Contract Grower

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Smith Landscaping & Garden Center
(513) 934-1500
519 Mound Court
Lebanon, OH
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Annuals, Cactus / Succulent, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Landscaping Services, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Creech's Garden Center
(513) 932-8155
640 N. Broadway
Lebanon, OH
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Annuals, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Fertilizers, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Irrigation Supplies, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Portable Irrigation Systems, Shrubs, Soil & Amendments, Trees

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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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