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Water Gardening Books


Water Gardens

  • Author: Peter Stadelman, Dennis Wm. Stevenson, Renate Weinberger
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Date Published: March 1992
  • Format: Paperback, 143pp
  • ISBN: 0812049284

 Synopsis: For the gardener who has water on his property--whether pond, brook, or man-made pool--here is an indispensable book of facts, advice, and how-to information. Handsome gardens of varying sizes as well as close-ups of individual plants, fish and other wildlife are shown in 150 spectacular full-color photographs.

From The Publisher: Natural ponds, ornamental pool, pools you can swim in, marsh beds, streams, and other new pond variations - in 150 exclusive color photos. On the How-To pages: The technical aspects of setting up a pool are presented in drawings and detailed, easy-to-follow instructions. Also featured are fascinating photos of wetland and water plants, fish, and other pool animals.


Water Features for Small Gardens

  • Author: Ethne Clarke
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Date Published: August 1998
  • Format: Hardcover, 128pp
  • ISBN: 0706377060

 From The Publisher: Create the water feature of your dreams--even in the smallest gardens! Determine what suits your tastes, space, and design, and learn general methods of construction, installation, and maintenance. Color photos and step-by-step instructions cover 14 projects--formal and informal pools, moving and still water, stone and pebble features, wall fountains and waterspouts, splash fountains, and container features. Plus: planting ideas and a detailed catalog of garden-enhancing plants. 128 pages (80 in color), 8 x 10.


The Water Gardener: A Complete Guide to Designing, Constructing & Planting Water Features

  • Author: Anthony Archer-Wills, John Brookes
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Date Published: August 1993
  • Format: Hardcover, 1st ed., 192pp
  • ISBN: 0812063325

 From The Publisher: The Water Gardener is the most detailed and comprehensive guide yet published on every aspect of designing, constructing, and planting water gardens.

An essential manual for all amateur and professional water gardeners, it presents a wealth of ideas supported by clear, practical instructions and explanatory diagrams. The Water Gardener includes:

  • Design ideas for a wide range of beautiful water features from simple wall fountains to informal and formal pools, bog gardens, streams, waterfalls, and swimming pools...
  • Detailed instructions for their installation, including choosing appropriate materials and construction methods, preparing the site, incorporating electrical and mechanical elements...
  • An illustrated catalog of more than 450 plants - oxygenators, floating, emergent, and marginal plants, marsh, bog and moisture-loving plants, waterside trees and shrubs...
  • Planting techniques for both still-water and running-water environments...
  • Maintenance procedures to ensure clear water and healthy pond life...
  • Ideas for incorporating bridges, decking, docks, and sunbathing areas.

Lavishly illustrated, with many specially commissioned photographs, The Water Gardener also includes 80 explanatory diagrams, many incorporating full color.

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