Water Garden Design Palmer AK

Local resource for water garden designs in Palmer, AK. 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.

Domer Family Farm
(907) 745-6561
1855 Byers Ranch Road
Palmer, AK
Products / Services
Annuals, Cactus / Succulent, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs

Data Provided By:
Northern Fruits Greenhouses
(907) 745-1070
16402 Ptarmigan Rd
Palmer, AK

Data Provided By:
Ann's Greenhouses
(907) 479-6921
780 Sheep Creek Road
Fairbanks, AK

Data Provided By:
Risse Greenhouse LLC
(907) 488-6973
981 Risse Road
Fairbanks, AK
Products / Services
Annuals, Cactus / Succulent, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs

Data Provided By:
Domer Family Farm
(907) 745-6561
1855 Byers Ranch Road
Palmer, AK
Products / Services
Annuals, Cactus / Succulent, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs

Data Provided By:
Recluse Gardens And Greenhouse
(907) 373-0947
4401 E Palmer Wasilla Hwy
Wasilla, AK

Data Provided By:
Ricks Tree Services
907-632-8257 or 907-355-7233 or 907-240-0245
P.O. Box 878256
Wasilla, AK
 
Hawks Greenhouse
(907) 488-6119
2260 Old Richardson Hwy
North Pole, AK
Products / Services
Annuals, Cactus / Succulent, Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs

Data Provided By:
Recluse Gardens And Greenhouse
(907) 373-0947
4401 E Palmer Wasilla Hwy
Wasilla, AK

Data Provided By:
Pauline's Planet
(907) 822-5456
Po Box 7mile Mile 101.5 Old Richardson Hwy
Copper Center, AK

Data Provided By:
Data Provided By:

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...

Click here to read more from Luma Gardening