All the inspiration and information you need 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.
Expert author Kathleen Fisher was for 10 years the editor of The American Gardener, published by the American Horticultural Society. Her invaluable how-to information guide and comprehensive plant encyclopedia is great for new and seasoned gardeners alike.
Garden Ponds, Fountains & Waterfalls for Your Home will teach you all you need to know to create and maintain the water garden of your dreams!