Water Garden Design Reidsville NC

Local resource for water garden designs in Reidsville, NC. 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.

Buds & Blooms Nursery Inc
(910) 656-7819
7501 Us Highway 29
Browns Summit, NC
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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Rivers Edge Greenhouse
(336) 342-9363
1136 High Rock Rd
Gibsonville, NC

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Carolina Gardener Magazine
(800) 245-0142
1306 W. Wendover Avenue, Suite 100
Greensboro, NC
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Gardening Media

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Weigel Farm
(336) 524-8775
9873 Kerr Chaple Road
Gibsonville, NC
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Builders / Contractors, Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Greensboro Shrub Nursery
(336) 621-6579
4514 Old Burlington Rd
Greensboro, NC
 
A & A Plants
(336) 656-7881
5392 N.C. 150 East
Browns Summit, NC
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Fertilizers, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Companies, Hand Tools, Horticulture Companies, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plant Merchants, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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New Garden Gazebo
(336) 288-8893
3811 Lawndale Drive
Greensboro, NC
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Aluminum Furniture, Annuals, Arborist Services, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Baskets & Wicker Containers, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Bird Houses / Nest Boxes, Birding Accessories, Bulbs, Business Services, Candles & Holders, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Lighting, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Clothing, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planter…

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Pro Earth Organics
(336) 451-9232
2618 Battleground Avenue
greensboro, NC

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Cam Too Camellia Nursery
(336) 643-3727
805 Oakbury Ct
Greensboro, NC
 
New Garden Gazebo
(336) 288-8893
3811 Lawndale Dr
Greensboro, NC
 
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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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