WATER GARDEN IS
SWEEPING OUR NATION
By the Pond
are just not satisfied with ordinary gardening any longer.
Water gardening is sweeping our country.
and more people are adding water features to their landscape.
Water has been a part of landscaping throughout the
ages. Within the last few years water gardening popularity
has increased by leaps and bounds. Why are ponds and
waterfalls becoming more and more popular? There are
many reasons, but the main reasons I had a pond and
waterfalls put in my backyard were for the beauty and
serenity of water.
Have you ever sat by a pond or stream and just listened
and watched? Without touching the water, you can close
your eyes and feel the coolness of the water against
your face, smell the freshness through your nostrils,
and hear the magic of Mother Nature at work. Let your
troubles fade into oblivion and you will reminisce back
to the time of being a carefree child. You have captured
the one thing we are all searching for and forgot how
to find – peace within ourselves and a oneness with
is essential to life. Water brings life. Build it and
they will come. It is like putting a sign out that reads,”Rest
Stop”’ Stop they will. Many creatures of various sizes,
shapes, colors and uniqueness will magically appear.
It’s like having a Discovery Channel in your yard. It’s
You can’t forget about the fish. If you have a pond
you will definitely want fish. Koi, goldfish and many
others are being added to our water features. Have you
ever wondered why so many doctors have aquariums in
their offices? The fish in the aquarium act as a sedative
to quiet and soothe the irritation of the long wait.
This is also true of the fish in your pond. The only
complaint I ever heard people say about their fish was,
“want more, I need more, I gotta have more”.
the upcoming series of articles, I will arm you with
a broad base of information to ensure you of successful
water-gardening experiences. But just don’t sit there.
Join a pond club, read as much as you can, question
it all and talk to other water gardeners. The information
is out there; do not take just one person or business
at their word. Question?! Question?! Question?! Seek
and you will find that water gardeners are an enthusiastic
group of people – we love the life of water and we are
quick to share this with anyone who asks.
Jennings (pond Lady) President,
Mid-Michigan Pond & Water Garden Club
Advanced MSU Master Gardener
How to Choose a Pond Site
Designing a Pond
Edging for a Pond
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