Water Garden Design Scituate MA

Local resource for water garden designs in Scituate, 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.

Kennedy's Country Gardens
(781) 545-1266
85 Chief Justice Cushing Hwy Route 3 A
Scituate, MA
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Bird Feeders, Bulbs, Business Services, Cards & Envelopes, Chemicals, Christmas Lighting, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees, Wreaths & Greens - Permanent, Clothing, Cold Frames, Collectables & Figurines, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Educational Books & Tapes, Ferns, Fish / Koi, Fish Food, Fish Health, Florist, Flowers, Foliage & Plant Products, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Market…

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Nessralla Farm Inc
(781) 834-2833
1200 Ocean St
Marshfield, MA

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Capeway Florist
(781) 337-1470
249 North St
North Weymouth, MA

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Garden Gate
(781) 878-2875
1200 Bedford St
Abington, MA
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Almquist Flowerland Inc
(617) 472-4897
30 Hooper St
Quincy, MA

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Marshfield Roche Bros. (ma Rt. 139)
(781) 837-9955
605 Plain Street
Marshfield, MA
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Vegetables

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The Village Greenery
(781) 383-2333
805 Chief Justice Cushing Hwy
Cohasset, MA
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Balloons & Accessories, Bulbs, Candles & Holders, Cards & Envelopes, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Cut Flowers, Florist, Flowers, Foliage & Plant Products, Fresh Plants, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gift Baskets, Giftware, Greeting Cards, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants, Mulch, Perennials, Permanent Plants, Plants, Plush Animals, Toys & Dolls, Preserved Plants, Ready-made Arrangements - Dried, Ready-ma…

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Wyman Garden Center
(781) 447-5400
141 Spring Street
Hanson, MA
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Animal / Insect Traps, Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Bird Feeders, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Chemicals, Christmas Lighting, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Collectables & Figurines, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Fertilizers, Firewood, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Giftware, Greenhouse Supplies & Equipment, Grills, Groundcovers, Herbicides, Home Furnishings, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants, Integrated …

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Seoane Landscape Design, Inc.
(800) 245-1300
551 Bedford Street
North Abington, MA
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Annuals, Bulbs, Business Services, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Fertilizers, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Groundcovers, Hardscape Supplies, Horticultural Assessment, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants, Hydroseeding Contractors, Industry Supplies & Services, Irrigation Services, Irrigation Supplies, Land Planning Services, Landscape Contractors, Landscape Design, Landscape Maintenance, Landscape Maintenance / …

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Quincy Roche Bros. (granite Crossing)
(617) 471-0500
101 Falls Boulevard
Quincy, MA
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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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