What is more soothing than the sound of a backyard fountain or waterfall? Or more delightful than seeing dragonflies outside your window by providing a watering spot for wildlife.
Outdoor Water Features: 16 Easy-to-Build Projects for Your Yard and Garden
This Storey Publishing book offers large and small projects, including an authentic Japanese-style bamboo water pump and a container bog garden.
Water Features for Small Gardens: From Concept to Construction
Don't have a lot big enough for a pond, waterfall and small stream? Try a bog or tub garden.
Water Gardening for the Mid-Atlantic and New England
This Cool Springs Press book provides recommendations for creating and maintaining a water garden suitable specifically for this region.
Poolscaping: Gardening and Landscaping Around Your Swimming Pool and Spa
If you are lucky enought to have an inground pool in this frigid climate, check out this book on how to make it more attractive.
Waterscaping: Plants and Ideas for Natural and Created Water Gardens
SB423 .G58 1994
This is a reference to understanding the water characteristics of a piece of property and choosing plants that will grow well and look good there.
The Water Gardener's Bible
"A Step By Step Guide To Building Planting Stocking And Maintaining A Backyard Water Garden"
Today installing a beautiful water garden has become a feasible undertaking for the average homeowner. This Rodale book shows you how.
"More than a brief on the virtues of wetlands, this collection of instructive essays by experts shows how to create residential wet gardens by mimicking local marshes, bogs and streams." -- Publishers Weekly
Managing the Wet Garden: Plants That Flourish in Problem Places
Sometimes your water garden is unintentional. Learn how to take advantage of wet places and make your own wetland, water meadow, or bog.
Encyclopedia of Water Garden Plants
q SB423.S62 2004
This Timber Press book is lavishly illustrated and written by Water Gardening Magazine founders Greg and Sue Speichert.
The Water Garden Encyclopedia
"The Ultimate Guide to Designing, Constructing, Planting and Maintaining Garden Ponds and Water Features of Every Type"
q SB423.S9393 2003x
"Combining comprehensive text and superb photographs, Swindells's (Natural Water Gardens) newest offers a host of ideas for creating and maintaining many types of water gardens, from small containers with fountains to re-creations of natural landscape settings." -- Publishers Weekly
For additional titles, browse the library catalog under the subjects:
Colorado State Extension: Water Gardens
Information from the Denver Master Gardeners
Build It and They Will Come
"Living in the heart of the city, we often miss out on the simple pleasures that come from living near water. A water garden, whether it be a water-proof container on the patio, a half-barrel with a fountain or an in-ground pond, can bring the sights and sounds usually found near lakes or streams right into your own backyard."
- Build It and They Will Come
Lilypons Water Gardens
Lilypons Water Gardens is a nursery that has been around since 1917 and is located in Adamstown, Maryland, just outside of Frederick.
North Hills Water Gardens
This local nursery with locations in the North Hills and Monroeville, specializes in water gardens.