Water Garden Design Westerly RI

Local resource for water garden designs in Westerly, RI. 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.

Broadview Landscaping & Garden
(401) 322-0390
5 Langworthy Rd
Westerly, RI
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Christmas Trees - Cut, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Landscape Contractors, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Trees, Wreaths & Decorations

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Smith's Greenhouse
(401) 294-2044
136 Beach Street
Westerly, RI
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Pequot Plant Farm
(860) 535-1785
591 Wheeler Road
Stonington, CT
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Whiteford Greenhouse
(860) 887-8482
99 Route 2a
Preston, CT

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Clark Farms Garden Center
(401) 783-8844
711 Kingstown Road
Wakefield, RI
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Bird Feeders, Boots / Clogs, Bulbs, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Clothing, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Fall Decorations, Fertilizers, Florist, Flowers, Foliage & Plant Products, Fountains - Decorative, Fresh Plants, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Tools, Gardening Supplies, Gift Certificates, Gifts & Accen…

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Pleasant Acres Nursery
(401) 596-1785
130 Franklin St
Westerly, RI

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Flemmings Seed Co
(860) 535-3181
786 Route 1
Stonington, CT
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Annuals, Vegetables

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Holdridge Farm Nursery Home & Garden Showplace
(860) 464-8400
749 Route 117, Ledyard Center
Ledyard, CT
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arrangement Accessories, Bird Feeders, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Cards & Envelopes, Chemicals, Christmas Lighting, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Clothing, Collectables & Figurines, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Cut Flowers, Fencing / Gates, Ferns, Fertilizers, Florist, Flower Seed, Flowers - Permanent, Flowers, Foliage & Plant Products, Fresh Plants, Fungicides, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Ga…

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The Farmers Daughter
(401) 792-1340
716 Mooresfield Road
South Kingstown, RI
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Christmas Trees - Cut, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Containers - Decorative, Decorative Planters & Urns, Ferns, Florist, Fountains - Decorative, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Giftware, Groundcovers, Herbs, Native Plant Nurseries, Perennials, Plants, Poinsettias, Pottery, Roping / Garland, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Topiary / Spirals / Pom Poms / Poodles, Trees, Trees, Wreaths & Decoratio…

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Hart's Greenhouse & Florist, LLC
(860) 546-6541
43 Clinton Avenue
Norwich, CT
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Annuals, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Artificial Plants, Baskets & Wicker Containers, Baskets & Wicker Products, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Bird Houses / Nest Boxes, Candles & Holders, Cards & Envelopes, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Clothing, Collectables & Figurines, Containers - Decorative, Craft Materials & Supplies, Cut Flowers, Decorative Planters & Urns, Display Structures, Fertilizers, Flags, Windsocks & Poles, Florist, Flow…

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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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