Tag: ponds

Candy Gratton Gardens

The Abundant Gardens of Candy Gratton

Candy Gratton began gardening at the tender age of 5 when she and her parents lived with her grandparents for a time in California. Her grandfather’s garden had been featured in Sunset magazine. Wanting to instill a love of gardening in her too, … read more

Birdbaths are always popular in a garden. This one adds a bubbling fountain for a bronze girl to gaze in fascination.

Waterfalls in the Garden

Water is life, and in the garden, especially when the water moves in a rhythmic sound, it quenches the soul. More than half of the human body is made out of the liquid. No wonder we gravitate to it. We are water; water … read more

Water Gardening Part 3
Water Gardening Part 3

Maintaining Ponds and Water Features

Jan Bahr, who is a pond-plants expert at Roadhouse Nursery, says that outdoor pond maintenance is somewhat similar to keeping an aquarium. In maintaining an aquarium that houses fish and plants, the key element is the pump and filtering system. Fish and plants … read more

Hardy water lily
Water Gardening Part 2

Aquatic Plants For Your Water Gardens

Water gardening provides one more way for gardeners to add plants to their environment. Selecting these aquatic plants requires the same thoughts and elements as regular garden plants. How much light will the plant receive? “The sunnier the spot, the better” is a … read more

Pond or Water Feature
Water Gardening Part 1

Getting Started with a Pond or Water Feature

Jan Bahr at Roadhouse Nursery on Central Valley Road in Poulsbo is the go-to person for advice on how to construct and maintain water features in home gardens and landscapes. She believes that the most important thing is to do your homework. Start … read more

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