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…

  • How-To

    Planning Your First Water Garden

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

  • Plant Guide

    Bowles’ golden sedge

    Carex elata 'Aurea'

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

  • Plant Guide

    Santa Cruz waterlily

    Victoria cruziana

    This giant waterlily produces massive, floating mid-green lily pads that can reach up to 8 feet across and can support the weight of a small adult.

  • Plant Guide

    Variegated sweet flag

    Acorus calamus ‘Variegatus’

    Variegated sweet flag is a deciduous, aquatic perennial with 5-foot-long bright green leaves with creamy, longitudinal stripes.

  • Plant Guide

    Rocky Mountain iris

    Iris missouriensis

    This variable, beardless iris with narrow leaves to 20 inches long bears 2 to 4 blooms on each branched stem, in summer.

  • Plant Guide

    Cardinal flower

    Lobelia cardinalis

    Cardinal flower has reddish purple stems and lance-shaped, often glossy, bright green leaves tinged with bronze.