Water Garden Design Neosho MO

Local resource for water garden designs in Neosho, MO. 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.

Monark Springs Nursery
(417) 389-2773
14854 Depot Drive
Neosho, MO
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Annuals

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Vine's & Violets Greenhouse
(417) 781-7926
2095 Apricot Drive
Joplin, MO
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Greenhouse Growers, Perennials, Plants, Vines

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Rock Yard
(417) 781-1016
815 S Schifferdecker Ave
Joplin, MO
 
Botany Shop Garden Center
(417) 781-6431
710 Minnesota Ave
Joplin, MO
 
M & M Stone
(417) 776-3949
13564 Highway 43
Seneca, MO
 
Joplin Greenhouse
(417) 624-2751
2820 East 32nd Street
Joplin, MO
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Annuals, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Horticulture Companies, Plants

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Cartmell Lawn & Landscape
(417) 827-0015
408 Walnut
Springfield, MO
 
Henry's Lawn Svc
(417) 624-2438
1891 W Rabbit Run Rd
Joplin, MO

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4 Bros Lawn Care..
(417) 621-1544
1832 sergeant
joplin, MO
 
Joplin Lawn & Garden Center
(417) 781-6336
1014 S Joplin Ave
Joplin, MO
 
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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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