Japanese water gardens, choosing your plants

the beach rock

Having carefully planned and constructed your Japanese water garden, it’s time to bring it to life with plants. A Japanese water gardener’s goal is to echo nature with rocks, water, and plants. Landscaping may include carefully planted lilies with softly waving grasses and bamboos. The arrangement of flowers and shrubs are more dynamic than in other pond design styles, Continue Reading

Bonsai Your Pond!


These are the small to really small ponds and container water gardens are one of the easiest ways to try your hand at water gardening. The beauty of these container water garden is that you can integrate one or many into your landscape. A container water garden is also ideal for an apartment or small home where you may only have a small patio. Your creativity is the limit for Continue Reading

Japanese Water Gardens and Light!

You can create remarkable effects for your Japanese water garden, stream, and waterfalls with lighting. You can make a fountain glimmer, illuminate the underwater world of your Japanese garden, highlight your waterfall, and even liven up your stream all with the addition of a few lights. Pond lighting is a way to catch subtle attention and really emphasize the existing beauty Continue Reading