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Complete Guide to Water Gardens, Ponds & Fountains

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Complete Guide to Water Gardens, Ponds & Fountains

An updated, expanded edition of the Complete Guide to Water Gardens, the comprehensive Complete Guide to Water Gardens, Ponds & Fountains provides information on designing and installing all types of home water gardens—from naturalistic to formal, plus fountains, waterfalls, streams, and bog gardens. Learn how to construct each of these structures, as well as using bridges and stepping-stones in your designs. Special sections on aquatic plants, fish, and other pond inhabitants bring life to these essential garden features. The in-depth coverage on plants will help you to select the perfect ones for your project. Beautifully illustrated with dozens of inspiring landscape photographs, plus step-by-step sequences and instructions, this is the only book you'll need to create and maintain the water garden of your dreams.

Synopsis:

Design and create water gardens, ponds, and fountains. Over 490 color photographs and illustrations.

Synopsis:

Design and create water gardens, ponds, and fountains. Over 490 color photographs and illustrations.

About the Author

Kathleen Fisher was the editor of The American Gardener, published by the American Horticultural Society, for 10 years. A longtime newspaper reporter and medical/science writer, she is the author of Herbal Remedies and coauthor with Karan Davis Cutler of Herb Gardening for Dummies. She maintains herb and perennial gardens in Alexandria, Virginia, and a water garden and vegetable garden near Reedville, Virginia.

Table of Contents

The Complete Guide to Water Gardens, Ponds & Fountains

Table of Contents

Introduction 8

PART I PLANNING YOUR GARDEN
Chapter One 12
A LOOK AT THE PAST
Early Civilization 13
Persia and Islam 14
The Orient 16
Ancient Greece, Rome, and the Renaissance 17
France 19
England 21
Mid-to-Late 1800s 22
Modern Water Gardens 22

Chapter Two 24
PLANNING YOUR POND
Considering Your Lifestyle 25
Siting Your Water Feature 26
Size and Styles 36

Chapter Three 46
BUILDING YOUR POND
Liners 47
Edging Options 53
Designing the Pond Configuration 56
Making a Site Plan 58

PART II Design and Build
Chapter Four 62
POND FOUNDATIONS
Special Sites 63
Installing a Flexible Liner 64
Planting-Shelf Options 69
Extra Support for Pond Foundations 72
Optional Cement Overliner 73
Installing a Preformed Shell 75

Chapter Five 80
STREAMS & WATERFALLS
Design Pointers 81
Choosing and Buying a Liner 83
Choosing a Pump for Moving Water 84
Plumbing Your Moving Water Feature 90
Installing a Lined Watercourse 95
Installing a Preformed Watercourse 99

Chapter Six 102
FOUNTAINS & LIGHT
Choosing Fountains 103
Spray Fountains 106
Statuary Fountains 110
Lighting 113

Chapter Seven 116
BRIDGES & STONES
Wooden Bridges 117
Stepping-Stones 120

PART III Enhancing Your Pond
Chapter Eight 124
CREATING A WET LAND OR BOG GARDEN
A Pondside Wetland or Bog Garden 125
A Freestanding Wetland Garden 128
Filling Your Wetland Garden 131
Specialized Plants for Bogs 132

Chapter Nine 136
POND CRITTERS
Fish 137
Choosing Your Fish 138
Water Quality 143
Bringing Fish Home 145
Fish Predators 150
Other Water-Loving Creatures 153
Attracting Birds 156

PART IV Maintaining Your Garden
Chapter Ten 160
WATER QUALITY
A Ponds Life 161
Controlling Algae 162
Balancing a New Pond 163
Filtration 166

Chapter Eleven 170
MAINTENANCE
Routine Seasonal Tasks 171
Troubleshooting 176

PART V Selecting Your Plants
Chapter Twelve 184
PLANT ENCYCLOPEDIA
Choosing Plants 185
Beware of Invasive Plants 188
Submerged Plants, or Oxygenators 190
Floating Plants 192
Water Lilies 194
Lotuses 205
Marginal Plants 209
Plants for the Periphery 215

Glossary 230

Index 232

Zone Maps 237

Photo Credits 238

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580111836
Author:
Creative Homeowner
Publisher:
Creative Homeowner
Author:
Fisher, Kathleen
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Water gardens
Subject:
Fountains
Subject:
Ponds
Subject:
Waterfalls
Subject:
GARDENING / Reference
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Second
Publication Date:
20051201
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
10 x 9 x 0.69 in 2.56 lb

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