Water Garden Design Rosemount MN

Local resource for water garden designs in Rosemount, MN. 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.

Pahl's Market
(952) 431-4345
6885 160th Street West
Apple Valley, MN
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Bird Baths, Boots / Clogs, Bulbs, Business Services, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Accessories, Christmas Lighting, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Clothing, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Edging / Border, Equipment, Nursery, Fall Decorations, Ferns, Fertilizers, Flower Boxes / Wind…

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Kcd's Greenhouses
(952) 469-4569
7985 257th St W
Farmington, MN

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Southview Garden Center
(651) 455-6669
50 Crusader Ave E
West St Paul, MN
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Hardware Stores, Horticulture Companies, Landscape Architects, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Pahl's Market Inc
(952) 431-4345
16679 Innsbrook Dr
Lakeville, MN

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Excel Gardens
(651) 681-8050
24220 Pillsbury Ave
Lakeville, MN

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Gertens
(651) 450-1501
5500 Blaine Ave
Inver Grove Heights, MN
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Animal / Insect Repellent / Deterrent, Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Baskets & Wicker Containers, Bath & Personal Care Products, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Bird Houses / Nest Boxes, Birding Accessories, Boulders, Brooms - Power, Bulbs, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Trees, Wreaths & Greens - Permanent, Clothing, Concrete Furniture, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Cookbooks, Crop Protection, Deco…

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Farmington Greenhouse
(651) 463-7215
519 Willow St
Farmington, MN
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Annuals, Builders / Contractors, Garden Centers / Nurseries

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Angell's Greenhouse
(651) 437-2255
21229 Inga Ave. E.
Hampton, MN
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Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Plants

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Eisele Greenhouse
(952) 432-7435
8350 160th St W
Lakeville, MN

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Bailey Nurseries, Inc.
(651) 459-6744
6750 103rd Street South
Cottage Grove, MN
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Greenhouse Growers, Plants

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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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