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Title:
Water gardening basics
Author:
Nash, Helen, 1944-
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Publication Information:
New York : Sterling Pub. Co., [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
128 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780806957470
Format :
Book

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Summary

Don't even consider building a water garden without knowing the rudiments of construction and upkeep! From settling on a design to putting in a liner to maintaining the beautiful finished product, it covers all the basics to make your dreams of a water garden come true. Co-written by one of the foremost experts in the field, this stunning guide anticipates the new water gardener's concerns about creating and caring for this type of garden -- and will be the first book you need, even before you begin!


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Booklist Review

This how-to guide to building a water garden or fish pond contains all the basic information on construction and maintenance. The authors begin with chapters on planning and designing and on excavation and installation. Advice on pond chemistry (chlorine and chloramine, oxygen and carbon dioxide) follows, as do instructions on planting the garden. There's a list of commonly available water lilies and aquatic plants and detailed directions on selecting and caring for fish. Other chapters focus on dealing with pumps and filters and on solving problems created by algae, aquatic insects, predators, and falling leaves. In an appendix, the authors discuss ideas for above-ground ponds, container gardens, statues, sculptures, gazebos, and bridges. Almost every page contains color photographs. --George Cohen