Water Garden Design Winona MN

Local resource for water garden designs in Winona, 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.

Pork & Plants
(507) 689-2678
16378 County Rd 114
Altura, MN
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Annuals, Builders / Contractors, Gifts & Accents, Greenhouse Growers, Holiday Items, Perennials, Plants, Poinsettias, Potted Flowering Plants, Trees, Wreaths & Decorations, Vines

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Blu Creek Annuals
(608) 323-3516
S1755 County Road C
Waumandee, WI
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Annuals

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Prairie Moon Nursery
(507) 452-1362
31837 Bur Oak Ln
Winona, MN

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Grassroots Lawn Care
(507) 454-5751
307 40th St Sw
Winona, MN
 
Minnesota Wood Recyclers
(507) 452-1314
1265 Shive Road
Winona, MN
 
Howards Hardware Hank
(608) 323-3939
379 S Dettloff Dr
Arcadia, WI
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Annuals

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Prime Cut Plants
(507) 932-3028
119 Whitewater Ave
Saint Charles, MN
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Vegetables

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Grunex Land Clearing
(507) 291-6483
21051 Whitman Deering Dr.
Minnesota City, MN
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Land Clearing and Erosion Control
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6 am to 9 pm
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Bulldozer 85/hr.

Winona Nursery & Landscaping
(507) 452-6237
1258 Sugar Loaf Rd
Winona, MN
 
Dana's Landscaping & Lawn Care
(507) 454-6559
520 49th Ave
Winona, MN
 
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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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