Water Gardens

Water Gardens

Book - 1994
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Baker & Taylor
A fully illustrated, complete water garden reference contains information on the best flowering and foliage plants, underwater plants, scavengers, colorful fish, and garden care. 10,000 first printing.

Book News
Covers all aspects of installing and maintaining a water garden, from a small tub to a small lake. Discusses site planning, containers, pumps, filters, installation, and maintenance. Includes a color illustrated encyclopedia of 200 of the best plans for gardens in all climate zones of the country, and a list of the best fish and snails. The authors explain how to create a balanced ecosystem that requires minimum maintenance. Beautiful color photos throughout. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
All over North America, from Alaska to Florida, gardeners are discovering the magic of water in the landscape - the gentle sounds; the reflections of trees and clouds; the butterflies, birds, and dragonflies that water attracts; and the exotic plants that float on its surface.
With new pond liner materials and aquatic plants that thrive in an eighteen-inch-diameter container, even the tiniest garden can be home to a pool, a fountain, or a pond. As homeowners discover the possibilities and practicalities of installing a water garden, hybridizers are introducing water plants that can survive in every climate zone. Today there is no excuse not to give yourself over to the pleasures of a water garden.
Everything you need to know to create your own water garden is in this book. Part One covers site planning, containers, pumps, filters, pond installation, and maintenance. Part Two is an illustrated encyclopedia of 200 of the best plants for gardens in every area of the country. Here you'll find hardy and tropical lilies, delicate floating plants, the sacred lotus, and plants for the edge of the pond - irises, ornamental grasses, and broadleaved background plants. Here, too, are the best fish, snails, and other helpers to keep the pond pristine and the gardener entertained.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1994
ISBN: 9780395656334
Branch Call Number: 635.9674 HERIT
Characteristics: 230 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 25 cm
Notes: Includes index


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