Garden Ponds, Fountains & Waterfalls

Get inspired to create your own home water garden

Over 490 color photographs and illustrations provide inspiration and direction for constructing water garden structures

Easy step-by-step sequences and instructions for pond foundations, moving-water features, pond cleaning, troubleshooting, and more

Practical advice on every consideration of planning your water garden—size, style, light, location, climate, slopes, materials, configuration, and more

All types of home water gardens are covered, from naturalistic to formal, plus fountains, waterfalls, streams, and bog gardens

Aquatic plants, fish, and other pond inhabitants are covered in depth, from koi, tench, and frogs to herons, dragonflies, and snails, plus which nuisance insects to be on the alert for Bridges and stepping-stones are included, with tools & materials lists and design instructions

Find historical inspiration from Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, Persia, China, Japan, and Europe with an overview of water gardens throughout history

Beautifully illustrated with over 490 lush photographs, Garden Ponds, Fountains & Waterfalls for Your Home provides essential information on designing and installing all types of home water gardens, from naturalistic to formal, plus fountains, waterfalls, streams, and bog gardens.

You'll learn how to construct each of these structures, as well as how to design wooden bridges and stepping-stones. You'll also find advice and plants for all regions, with special tips for gardens in extreme conditions, and zone charts.

About the author: Kathleen Fischer was for 10 years the editor of The American Gardener, published by the American Horticultural Society. She was the author of Herbal Remedies and coauthor with Karan Davis Cutler of Herb Gardening for Dummies.

Paperback : 256 pages
Dimensions : 8.5 x 0.54 x 10.88 inches

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