Format: Hardcover, 141 pages
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Publishing, 2001
A water feature creates instant ambience and a stunning focal point in any size garden. And, with modern building materials, construction is often surprisingly simple and affordable. This practical guide introduces the reader to all aspects of constructing and maintaining a water feature, including choosing and caring for a wide and varied selection of water garden plants. Step-by-step instructions explain the process of choosing suitable materials, selecting a site, and installing filters. The book takes the reader through the complete construction and creative process for a number of different projects, using a series of detailed illustrations to exemplify the techniques involved in each one. There is useful advice on decorative edges for ponds and other features, and a comprehensive section on oxygenating, floating, and moisture-loving plants. Whether you wish to create a waterfall or a fountain, a bog garden or a lily pond, Water Gardens has all the ideas and information you need.