Water Garden Design North Dartmouth MA

Local resource for water garden designs in North Dartmouth, 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.

Ann & Hope
(508) 993-8067
53 Faunce Corner Road
North Dartmouth, MA
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Susans Greenhouse
(508) 676-9900
332 Briggs Road
Westport, MA
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Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Plants

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Young Family Farm
(401) 635-0110
260 W Main Rd
Little Compton, RI

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Frerichs Farm & Greenhouses
(401) 245-8245
43 Kinnicutt Avenue
Warren, RI
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Vines, Wildflower Seed

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John D. Assad, Inc.
(508) 291-3442
7 Elm Street
Wareham, MA
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Sylvan Nursery Inc
(508) 636-4573
1028 Horseneck Road
Westport, MA
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Florist, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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greenlion design
(401) 864-1650
20 blaisdell avenue
Tiverton, RI

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Araujo Farms & Greenhouses
(508) 669-6988
1522 Williams Street
Dighton, MA
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Annuals, Aquatics, Builders / Contractors, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gift Certificates, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Vines

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Reed's Produce and Garden Center
(508) 669-4088
1050 Williams Street
North Dighton, MA
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Annuals, Cactus / Succulent, Perennials, Plants, Seed, Shrubs, Wildflower Seed

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Michelle's Greenhouses
(508) 923-0409
201 Plymouth Street
Middleboro, MA
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Annuals, Builders / Contractors, Container Gardening, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gift Certificates, Greenhouse Growers, Groundcovers, Herbs, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Shrubs, Statues / Sculptures, 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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