Water Garden Design Milford MA

Local resource for water garden designs in Milford, MA. 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.

Hartford Farm Garden Center
(508) 529-6463
15 Hartford Ave South (no Receptacle)
Upton, MA
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Annuals

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Angels Garden Center
(508) 435-4238
65 School Street
Hopkinton, MA
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gifts & Accents, Groundcovers, Holiday Items, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Soil & Amendments, Topsoil, Trees, Trees, Wreaths & Decorations, Wreaths

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Backyard Garden Shoppe
(508) 533-7437
230 Village Street
Medway, MA
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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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Ann & Hope
(508) 376-1192
725 Main Street
Millis, MA
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Westborough Roche Bros. (bay State Commons)
(508) 836-3600
1100 Union Street
Westborough, MA
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Vegetables

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Hopkinton Stone & Gardens
(508) 435-7376
32 Lumber Street
Hopkinton, MA
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Annuals, Boulders, Brick, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Hardscape Supplies, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Natural Stone / Flagstone, Palms / Cycads, Pavers, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Rocks, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Soil & Amendments, Stone/Gravel, Trees

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Macarthur Farm
(508) 429-4873
137 Concord
Holliston, MA
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Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Plants

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Peter Ds
(508) 528-0544
390 King St
Franklin, MA

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Millis Roche Bros. (ma Rt. 109)
(508) 376-2091
6 Milliston Road
Millis, MA
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Vegetables

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Green Thumb Garden Center
(508) 366-7478
187 Turnpike Rd
Westborough, MA
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Garden Centers / Nurseries

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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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