Articles for tag: Easy Gardening, Japanese Gardens, Planting Seeds, Water Plants

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Are Runner Ducks a Good Choice for the Garden?

If you have runner ducks in your garden, you already know what a hoot they can be. It’s so much fun watching them run around tilting their heads to see what you are up to. If you are like me, you could sit for hours watching them. I put a bench in my garden just ...

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A Garden Guide to Growing Water Lilies

A Garden Guide To Growing Water Lilies Water lilies are the showy centerpiece of most professionally designed water gardens, but many backyard gardeners shy away from the aquatic plant. Though they appear fragile and exotic, water lilies are actually a simple way to add beauty to any backyard pond or water garden. Choosing Varieties Water ...

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Flowers for a Beautiful Water Garden

A body of water evokes feelings of peace and tranquility. Many people would love to have a pond on their property. Ponds attract wildlife, and they add aesthetic value to land. Anyone can have a pond on their property, even those with very small yards. Garden ponds are becoming increasingly popular, and so are the ...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Planting a Low Water Street Garden

Water conservation is a subject that has many people talking. As our population grows, our natural water resources are feeling the strain. Certain parts of the country, especially in the south west, are already feeling the impact of limited water resources. Low water gardening is an alternative way of gardening that reduces water use. Low ...

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How to Make a Pot Pond for Your Garden

To have a water oasis in our garden without the mess of an ordinary water fountain or pond, the best option is to make a still pot, also called a pond pot. A pond pot doesn’t need a pump or a filter, so we don’t need to plug it to an outlet, and we can ...

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How to Make a Water Garden

A water garden is a man made or tended surface of water that contains plants, rocks and/or fish. They can vary in size from a small barrel or porch container to a full sized back yard pond. The elements within a water garden generally are reflective of its size. Smaller gardens may only contain a ...

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DIY Water Gardens

It’s no secret that incorporating water features into the garden can add to its overall charm. Whether it’s implemented for viewing pleasure only or for the purpose of outdoor activities, there’s just something soothing about a water garden. But what should you do if your outdoor space is too small to accommodate such an undertaking? ...

How to Install a Backyard Garden Pond

A backyard water garden is a pleasant addition to any yard or landscape. The sound of running water is peaceful and calming. My own small garden pond has been a great source of enjoyment for me but it took some time and effort to make it so. Here’s how I built my own garden pond. ...

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Zen Garden: Creating Your Own Backyard Oasis

Prelude from the author: “A karesansui or Japanese rock garden, or Zen garden is an enclosed shallow sandbox containing sand, gravel, rocks, and occasionally grass or other natural elements. The main elements of karesansui are rocks and sand, with the sea symbolized not by water but by sand raked in patterns that suggest rippling water. ...