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Backyard Water Gardens

Author : Veronica L. Fowler
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A backyard water feature is a feast for your senses! It surrounds you with sights, sounds, colors, and a constant source of movement that will never fail to inspire you. Both soothing and invigorating, water features come in every size, from simple bubblers for patio-sized gardens to more elaborate streams and waterfalls. You can create a water garden without spending a fourtune or all summer doing it and maintain it yourself. Water gardens offer but with no weeding, no mulching, no pruning and no watering. It sure beats mowing! Backyard water gardens answers your questions about designing, building, maintaining, planting, and even stocking fish. This is the place to get your feet wet on the road to successful water gardening. Inside you'll find plenty of how-to and step-by-step photos plus tips for: avoiding common mistakes, properly sitting and sizing your water feature (how big is too big?), keeping up on year-round maintenance, choosing the right equipment and selecting plants and fish -- P. [4] of cover.

Water Garden Idea Book

Author : Lee Anne White
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Lavishly illustrated with inspirational full-color photographs, a detailed manual presents a wide array of ponds, streams, pools, stairs, fountains, urns, and other water features for the outdoor landscape, along with practical tips on design, placement, siting, installation, construction, and maintenance. Original. 25,000 first printing.

A Beginner s Guide to Water Gardens

Author : Dueep J. Singh
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A Beginner’s Guide to Water Gardens Table of Contents Introduction Growing Plants in Your Water Garden Siting Your Pool Formal and Informal Water Gardens Shallow Pools or Deep Pools? Different Types of Pools Concrete Pools How to Make Your Own Pond Prefabricated Pools Miscellaneous Containers Polythene Sheeting Stream Gardens Bog Gardens Using a Tub as a Water Garden Planting in Containers Winter Care of Pools Planting Your Pools No Organic Materials! Growing Water Lilies Maintenance and Care Cleaning Your Pond Planting Aquatic Plants Planting Oxygenators Best Planting Time Livestock in Your Pool Discolored Water Suggested Plants for Your Pool Conclusion Author Bio Publisher Introduction I was talking about gardening with a friend, who is an avid gardener, when we got onto the topic of water Gardens. Her immediate reaction was “how do you make a water garden in a limited space, especially in congested cities. Water gardens are only for those houses built in really wide-open spaces, and plenty of land where you can go high, wide and free, making a water garden.” Unfortunately, that is the mindset of a number of people out there, who are under the impression that you need plenty of land in which to make a water garden. That is because the moment you say this word water garden, you visualize a huge pool, in which a number of exotic plant species float. You may also find some Koi goldfish moving leisurely to and fro, and people appreciating that garden while walking around it leisurely of an evening. Well, that may be all right for a hotel lobby, where no expenses are spared. However, ordinary water gardens can be made right in your back yard, in the limited space, and with a little bit of creative gardening. I told my friend that a water garden could be made in the amount of space, in which she wanted to erect a water fountain, and she blinked. What is the fun of a small water garden was her immediate response. I replied, “Just think about it. After all, you are planting some attractive plant species which are growing in water. This is a contrast to the plants growing on land. You do not have any kids, and you do not have any pets which may find them taking a ducking in that water garden. So think about it. ” She did. And now she has a small water garden in her backyard. It has water lilies and lotuses goldfish and even tadpoles in it. Also a Walt Disney statue of Snow white’s pal Dopey looking at his reflection in his typical dopey fashion. The idea of water gardening is definitely not a modern concept. Since millenniums, water gardens have been a part of garden layouts. Be they the palaces of Caesar, in Greece, or a castle in Spain, or a manor in Britain or perhaps the palace of Kublai Khan, you could be certain that there would be a water garden built there, and tended carefully and lovingly by all the gardeners.

The Water Garden Encyclopedia

Author : Philip Swindells
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Offers directions on constructing and maintaining a water garden, including how to get started, deciding on a type of water garden, using decorations, and selecting plants.

Better Homes and Gardens Water Gardens

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This complete illustrated guide to water gardens will help anyone create a beautiful backyard.

The Water Gardening Idea Book

Author : Peter Bisset
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Learn how to transform an ordinary backyard garden into a true showpiece. Originally published in 1924, Peter Bisset shares with readers timeless advice and tips for creating a variety of water gardens. After experiencing one, it’s easy to see why these gardens hold such appeal; these splashing fountains and ponds make hot days seem cooler, and they also attract birds and butterflies to your backyard. Even tiny tabletop fountains offer soothing sounds to drown out a busy street or a noisy neighbor. The Water Gardening Idea Book gives in full detail all the practical information necessary for the selection, grouping, and successful cultivation of aquatic and other plants required in the making of a water garden and its surroundings. It’s perfect for both amateurs and those with green thumbs looking to take their gardens to the next level. Readers will enjoy projects of varying difficulty, starting with simple container gardens to the large estate or park fountains and ponds. Whether you’re interested in creating a casual pond or a formal fountain, with The Water Gardening Idea Book you’ll be able to create them with confidence.

Water Gardening

Author : Joseph Tomocik
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Explains how to create a water garden, describes plant species, and gives tips on cultivation, care, and propagation

Ortho s All about Water Gardening

Author : C. Greg Speichert
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Provides advice on desiging a water garden; selecting plants, fish, and other creatures; and caring for the pond.

Building Natural Ponds

Author : Robert Pavlis
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Build a natural pond for wildlife, beauty, and quiet contemplation Typical backyard ponds are a complicated mess of pipes, pumps, filters, and nasty chemicals designed to adjust pH and keep algae at bay. Hardly the bucolic, natural ecosystem beloved by dragonflies, frogs, and songbirds. The antidote is a natural pond, free of hassle, cost, and complexity and designed as a fully functional ecosystem, ideal for biodiversity, swimming, irrigation, and quiet contemplation. Building Natural Ponds is the first step-by-step guide to designing and building natural ponds that use no pumps, filters, chemicals, or electricity and mimic native ponds in both aesthetics and functionality. Highly illustrated with how-to drawings and photographs, coverage includes: Understanding pond ecosystems and natural algae control Planning, design, siting, and pond aesthetics Step-by-step guidance for construction, plants and fish, and maintenance and trouble shooting Scaling up to large ponds, pools, bogs, and rain gardens. Whether you're a backyard gardener looking to add a small serene natural water feature or a homesteader with visions of a large pond for fish, swimming, and irrigation, Building Natural Ponds is the complete guide to building ponds in tune with nature, where plants, insects, and amphibians thrive in blissful serenity. Robert Pavlis , a Master Gardener with over 40 years of gardening experience, is owner and developer of Aspen Grove Gardens, a six-acre botanical garden featuring over 2,500 varieties of plants. A well-respected speaker and teacher, Robert has published articles in Mother Earth News , Ontario Gardening magazine, the widely read blog GardenMyths.com, which explodes common gardening myths and gardening information site GardenFundamentals.com.

The Water Garden Design Book

Author : Yvonne Rees
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The Water Garden Design Book will enable you to create exciting and stylish water features for your garden or backyard. It provides full details on how you can create individual features. The authors address every aspect of water gardening, from construction and design to fountains, falls , features and accessories. You'll also find a comprehensive plant directory, extensive advice on choosing and keeping fish, and background information on equipment and maintenance. Advice allows plenty of leeway for your individual taste, and makes allowances for variations in climate. Whether your space is large or small, you're sure to find the instruction and inspiration you need to create a beautiful water garden.

Nursery Retailer

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Fishkeepers Guide to Water Gardening

Author : Derek Lambert
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Ortho s All about Garden Pools and Fountains

Author : Veronica Lorson Fowler
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Explains how to install and maintain a water garden

Edible Water Gardens

Author : Nick Romanowski
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This is the first complete guide to growing and using edible wetland plants worldwide. Practical and easy-to-use, this book will appeal to a wide spectrum of readers, from water gardeners and commercial growers, botanists and plant historians, to students of acquaculture and horticulture.

Creating Water Gardens

Author : Mary Moody
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Text, photographs, and key planting scheme illustrations give ideas and possibilities as well as basic knowledge about how to establish and maintain a successful water garden.

Water Gardens

Author : Time-Life Books
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This handy series of step-by-step garden guides provides all the direction, illustration, and prep info you need to get professional results. Clear enough for beginners, and creative enough for more advanced gardeners.More than 25 delightful projects, including edging a pond with stone, installing a waterfall on a slope, building a babbling brook, planting a woodland pool, creating an evening garden pool, and attracting butterflies. Also: all the tips you need to get started.

The National Wildlife Federation s Guide to Gardening for Wildlife

Author : Craig Tufts
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"This is an excellent overview of how to garden for wildlife."-Library Journal

Natural Landscaping

Author : Sally Roth
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Now Create a Landscape that's Naturally Beautiful, Naturally Inviting, Naturally Easy to Care for! Natural Landscaping shows you how to create your own woodland gardens, shade gardens, wildflower meadows, prairie gardens, water gardens, songbird gardens, hummingbird gardens, and butterfly gardens! It includes: - 9 detailed, full-color plans to provide plenty of inspiration. - 234 easy-care plant ideas to take the guesswork out of plant-work! - Plenty of projects and techniques that let you build in structure at your own pace! - Plus scores of finishing touches to help you achieve just the look you want! It's packed with real-life examples, garden plans, colorful combinations, at-a-glance plant charts, expert tips, related projects, and custom options, with lavish color photos and illustrations.

Container Water Gardens

Author : Philip Swindells
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Includes "wall fountains, troughs and sinks, free-standing pots, Japanese features, spouts and bubblers, tub and barrel pools."

Garden Design

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