Adding a water garden enhances any landscape. Everyone loves the sights and sounds of water. And just think of all the new kinds of plants you can grow.
Photo/Illustration: Greg Speichert
I had my first water garden when I was six. It was just a birdbath that spilled into a pool, but it began my lifelong fascination with water gardening. Since then, wherever I’ve lived, I’ve had a water garden. So many things about water gardens intrigue me: the plants, the fish, the wildlife they attract, and the constant tinkering you can do.
If you are considering installing a water garden, you probably have some basic questions. The information that follows should give you the background and vocabulary you need to take your project to the next step.