Water Garden Design Wheat Ridge CO

Local resource for water garden designs in Wheat Ridge, CO. 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.

Southwest Gardens
(303) 423-5606
4114 Harlan St
Wheat Ridge, CO
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Timberline Gardens
(303) 420-4060
11700 W 58th Ave
Arvada, CO
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Annuals, Aquatics, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Bamboo Stakes / Fencing / Mats, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Baths, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Christmas Trees - Live B&B, Christmas Trees - Live Container, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Display Structures, Edging / Border, Educational Books & Tapes, Equipment, Nursery, Fencing / Gates, Fertilizers, Firewood, Flower Seed, Fountains - De…

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Spano's Marshall Street Greenhouses
(303) 424-0964
5045 Marshall St
Arvada, CO

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The Green Fuse
(303) 331-3482
4857 Raleigh St
Denver, CO
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Flower Seed, Seed, Wildflower Seed

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My Garden Center
(303) 424-1452
7190 Kipling Street
Arvada, CO
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Annuals, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Plants

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Abner's Garden Center
(303) 424-0180
12280 W 44th Ave
Wheat Ridge, CO
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Vegetables, Vines, Wildflower Seed

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Echter's Garden Showplace
(303) 424-7979
5150 Garrison Street
Arvada, CO
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Aluminum Furniture, Animal / Insect Repellent / Deterrent, Annuals, Aquatics, Arbors / Arches, Arrangement Accessories, Bath & Personal Care Products, Benches / Chairs / Tables, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Birding Accessories, Bonsai, Boots / Clogs, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Candles & Holders, Cedar Mulch, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Lighting, Christmas Ornaments & Decorations, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Christmas Trees - Live B&B, Christmas Trees…

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Jensen's Flowers
(303) 237-5545
845 Wadsworth Boulevard
Lakewood, CO
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Flower Seed, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Wildflower Seed

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Wright's Nursery
(303) 424-3914
11100 Ralston Rd
Arvada, CO
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Container Gardening, Crop Protection, Flower Seed, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Giftware, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Wildflower Seed

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Brown's Greenhouse
(303) 424-8536
7290 Kipling St
Arvada, CO
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Perennials, 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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