Water Garden Design Newington CT

Local resource for water garden designs in Newington, CT. 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.

Stonehedge Landscaping & Garden Center
(860) 667-1158
1616 Willard Avenue
Newington, CT
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Annuals, Bird Feeders, Bulbs, Candles & Holders, Cedar Mulch, Chemicals, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Christmas Trees - Live B&B, Christmas Trees - Live Container, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Fertilizers, Flags, Windsocks & Poles, Fountains - Decorative, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Gazing Globes & Stands, Gift Certificates, Gifts & Accents, Grass Seed, Hand Tools, Hardscape…

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Comstock, Ferre & Company
(860) 571-6590
263 Main Street
Wethersfield, CT
 
Comstock, Ferre & Company
(860) 571-6590
263 Main St.
Old Wethersfield, CT
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Annuals, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Ferns, Fertilizers, Flower Seed, Flowers, Foliage & Plant Products, Fresh Plants, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Groundcovers, Grower Locations, Heirloom Plant Nurseries, Herb Seed, Herbs, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Nurseries - Wholesale, Organic Fertilizers, Organic Gardening, Organic Seed, Perennials, Plant Me…

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Scovill Garden Center & Landscape
(860) 635-2639
18 Hillside Road
Cromwell, CT
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Business Services, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Containers, Crop Protection, Excavation Services, Fall Decorations, Fencing / Gates, Fertilizers, Flower Boxes / Window Boxes, Fountains - Decorative, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Gifts & Accents, Grading Services, Groundcovers, Halloween Decorations, Hanging Baskets / Planters, Hardscape Suppli…

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Vinny's Home & Garden Showplace
(860) 569-0800
1375 Silver Lane
East Hartford, CT
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Annuals, Aquatics, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Fruits, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Herbs, Horticulture Companies, Irrigation Supplies, Liner / Plug / Starter Plants, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Portable Irrigation Systems, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Vines

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Newington Stew Leonard's
(860) 760-8100
3475 Berlin Turnpike
Newington, CT
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Vegetables

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A J Vicino And Sons,inc.
(860) 529-1304
259 New Britain Ave
Rocky Hill, CT

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Moscarillo's Of West Hartford
(860) 236-5487
26 W. Albany Avenue
West Hartford, CT
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Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Millane Nurseries, Inc.
(860) 635-5500
604 Main Street
Cromwell, CT
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Annuals, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, B & B Plants, Ball / Pot Handlers, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Biostimulant, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Bird Houses / Nest Boxes, Boulders, Bulbs, Cedar Mulch, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Plants, Containers, Control Release Fertilizers, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Edging / Border, Equipment - New, Equipment, Nursery, Ferns, Fertilizers, Fire Pits / Outdoor Fireplaces, Flags, Windsocks & Poles, Furniture / Struct…

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Burnham Bros
(860) 528-0905
1893 Main St
East Hartford, CT

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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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