Water Garden

  • Article

    Krishna’s New Pond

    My name Krishna Cappa, and I live in Syracuse, New York. I put a small 125-gallon pond in this year. I then put three comet goldfish in the pond and…

  • Design

    Creating a Pocket of Peace in the Garden

    Today we’re visiting Nancy Ridenour’s garden in Ithaca, New York. When I moved into this home in 1973, it had very few gardens. The front yard had some established trees,…

  • Design

    Creating a Magical Escape in the Middle of Town

    Linda VanDyke is sharing her garden with us today. My husband and I have lived in our home for more than 20 years. When we moved in, our yard had…

  • Article

    Designing a Tranquil Garden

    My ideal garden is a serene place, one in which I feel connected to the natural world through rich, sensory experiences. It is a place that generates a sense of…

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    Planning Your First Water Garden

    An expert gives some important installation tips to help you get your feet wet

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    Make a Tiny Water Garden with a Container

    Plunge into the world of aquatic plants by designing a mini-pond in a small container

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    Q&A: Keeping Water Gardens Mosquito-Free

    How do you keep a water garden from attracting mosquitoes? I’d love to have one, but I don’t want the bugs. —Eva Carlow, Iowa City, Iowa John Bueglas, entomologist and…

  • Plant Guide

    White skunk cabbage

    Lysichiton camtschatcensis

    In early spring, this plant produces 16-inch-long, pointed white spathes that mask spikes of tiny green flowers, with no offensive odor.

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    Colocasia esculenta

    A large, showy, marginal aquatic plant with heart-shaped, dark green leaves, taro can reach 5 feet tall and is often grown as a summer annual.

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    Bowles’ golden sedge

    Carex elata 'Aurea'

    This beautiful sedge's vivid foliage adds bright color to the garden.