Water Gardens Blog

Hi - this is the place to get all the latest water gardens blogs and new articles, gardening questions and answers and notices of photography posted on this site.  
I really like my water gardens.  In my old garden, I had several and now that I have a new garden, I'm doing the landscaping to install a rather large pond (one I can swim in) but like all things - they somehow take longer than you plan on. :-)  

In the meantime, here's what I've learned about ponds and water gardens and I'm pleased to share these articles and thoughts with you.

Doug


All the new articles fit to print.



Mar 20, 2012

bamboo fountain

How to make your own bamboo fountain - a tipping unit from garden author Doug Green

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Mar 20, 2012

gunnera

How to grow gunnera as a pondside perennial and sources from garden author Doug Green

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Mar 19, 2012

Flower Gardening with Spring Bulbs

cover spring bulbs ebook

Uploaded my latest ebook "Flower Gardening with Spring Bulbs" to Amazon. Covering the range of easily found spring blooming bulbs with information such as why your tulips grow green leaves but don't flower (and how to stop that from happening) and lots of pics of all the other bulbs you could be growing in your gardens for instant bloom in the early spring when nothing else is blooming in the gardens. I use tons of bulbs to repair my winter-weary gardener's soul and here's how I do it.

Click Here to Get Your Amazon Copy of Flower Gardening with Spring Bulbs


Mar 12, 2012

build a pond

The first page in a series of how to build a pond checklists and to-do series on backyard water gardens

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Mar 12, 2012

planting waterlilies

The steps for planting waterlilies and the sizes of pots and kinds of soil you'll need

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Mar 9, 2012

New Ebook - Designing the Colorful Everblooming Perennial Garden

I've been working on this ebook for some time and it describes how you can have a perennial garden in bloom all summer long (really an easy system anybody can do) and some easy (and more difficult) ways for you to balance the colors in your garden. Aimed at both beginners as well as more advanced gardeners - things you can do as you learn about color in your garden. You can see the book description here Designing the Colorful Everblooming Perennial Garden


Mar 5, 2012

backyard waterfalls

Three examples of backyard waterfalls, from small to natural backyard garden ponds plus reader submitted pond pictures

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Mar 5, 2012

homemade pond filter

Hints and tips for building your own homemade pond filter from garden author Doug Green

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Mar 5, 2012

Some Reader Pond Pictures

Some pond pictures from readers of garden author Doug Green - submit your pond pic here

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Mar 2, 2012

Organic Lawn Care eBook

A quick note - I have put my Organic Lawn eBook on special pricing until Sunday morning. You can get it at Amazon by using the link below. On Sunday, right after coffee, I'll adjust the code for pricing.Organic Lawn Care EBook


Feb 27, 2012

pond lilies

Here's how to grow tropical pond lilies in your backyard pond.

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Feb 27, 2012

start water lily seeds

How to start water lily seeds in your own backyard garden

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Feb 20, 2012

pond pump

Things you need to know when buying a pond pump for your backyard pond from garden author Doug Green

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Feb 20, 2012

koi pond design

3 brief points about koi pond design with links to more detailed information

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Feb 20, 2012

backyard fish pond

The four main factors in deciding about creating your own backyard fish pond.

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