Water Garden Design Papillion NE

Local resource for water garden designs in Papillion, NE. 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.

Greenlife Gardens
(402) 593-7651
5401 Highway 370
Papillion, NE
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Springcreek Gardens & Nursery
(402) 253-8000
12275 Main Street
Springfield, NE
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Annuals, Conifers / Evergreens, Flower Seed, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Perennials, Plants, Seed, Shrubs, Trees, Wildflower Seed

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Nature Hills Nursery, Inc.
(888) 864-7663
3334 North 88th Plaza
Omaha, NE
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Annuals, Aquatics, B & B Plants, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Catalog Merchants, Conifers / Evergreens, Control Release Fertilizers, Drip Irrigation Supplies, Equipment - New, Ferns, Fertilizers, Flower Seed, Flowers, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Companies, Gardening Supplies, Groundcovers, Hand Tools, Herb Seed, Herbs, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants, Industry Supplies & Services, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Irrigation Supplies, Liner / Plug / Starter Plant…

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Lanoha Nurseries
(402) 289-4103
19111 West Center Road
Omaha, NE
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Artificial Plants, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Bird Houses / Nest Boxes, Bonsai, Boulders, Bulbs, Business Services, Cactus / Succulent, Candles & Holders, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Concrete Furniture, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Craft Materials & Supplies, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Educational Books & Tapes, Ferns, Fertilizers, Fou…

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Spring Fever Outdoor Living Center
(402) 332-0242
11757 S Hwy 6, Suite 5 PO Box 37
Gretna, NE
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Annuals, Horticulture Companies, Landscape Contractors, Landscaping Services, Lawn Care Services, Perennials, Plants, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Canoyer Garden Center
(402) 932-0555
11240 S. 66th Street
Papillion, NE
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Annuals

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$15 Mows
(402) 813-6107
321 North 36th Street
Omaha, NE

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Omaha Organics Lawn Care
(402) 991-9273
7710 Lake Street
Omaha, NE

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Sun Valley Gardens
(402) 332-5115
11345 So. 216th St.
Gretna, NE
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Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Plants

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Dallas Johnson Greenhouses
(712) 366-0407
2802 Twin City Dr
Council Bluffs, IA

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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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