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If you follow a few simple rules, it’s fall-down easy. The rules may seem odd because all sorts of garden wisdom gets turned upside down when you’re gardening in water. For instance, forget fast-draining soil mixes. Pot things up in the heaviest clay soil you can find.
Water contributes a sense of peace and tranquility to a garden, making it more inviting, more romantic, and more livable. Whether the water garden is little more than an enlarged bird bath or an elaborate aquatic milieu brimming with plant and animal life, its presence alone makes your yard a more pleasant place. Water cools the air on hot days and helps keep frost away on cold ones. Activated by hidden pumps, moving water also supplies a relaxing background of natural music. And water in the garden attracts birds and butterflies.
In this book, we’ll explore some of the aspects of building a water garden, including planning a water garden, planting a water garden and animal life in the water garden.