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A Beach-Side Water Feature Renovation

In June 2021, Backyard Getaway was asked to renovate an existing water feature at the entry of a high-end condominium on Siesta Key Beach in Florida. Working for a condo association or corporation is a bit different than working for a homeowner; instead of having one or two people approve a design, making changes and …

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Aquatic Plant Design on Display at Denver Botanic Gardens

As the horticulturist who cares for the aquatic plants here at Denver Botanic Gardens, I am lucky to have a large variety of ponds to work in. More than half a million gallons of water recirculate through the main waterway at DBG, connecting a wide array of terrestrial gardens throughout our 24-acre property. In addition, …

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Captivating Carnivores | North American Plants of Prey for the Pond

An unsuspecting fly lazily buzzes around in search of food. Passing by some dew drops, it senses something sweet and lands on a little green leaf in a swampy meadow for a closer look. Suddenly, in the blink of an eye, the leaf snaps shut, trapping the fly behind a row of teeth. This insect …

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Creativity Meets Necessity with this Amazing Backyard Fountainscape

Often enough, fountains are meant to be small in scale and find themselves tucked into a secret corner in the garden waiting to be discovered. These little hidden gems of the landscape are often used to bring the element of water into an outdoor space without overwhelming the surrounding landscape. They can draw the focus …

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Formal Pond and Fountainscape Features in Naturalistic Settings

By Dylan Arlotta & Tom Dieck, Here at Aquascapes East, we know just how popular ponds and pondless waterfalls have become. Many installers pride themselves on the level of creativity and detail they can squeeze into every creation, taking the placement of each rock and plant as seriously as da Vinci took his brush strokes. …

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Aquascape Publishes Coffee Table Book Featuring Stunning Water Features

Aquascape Inc. introduces its “Hands of the Artist,” a full-color, hardcover coffee table book with over 300 pages featuring stunning, hand-crafted Aquascape water features brought to you by Aquascape and its talented tribe of Certified Aquascape Contractors (CACs). The book contains a carefully curated collection of water feature works from CACs around the world. Organized …

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Creative Planting Options Around the Pond

New water features are exciting and always enhance a property — but the gardens that accompany them are often the real show-stoppers that can put the entire scene over the top!  Start with the consideration of vertical elements. Would a deciduous tree (or several of them) be desirable to provide shade, shelter and nesting sites …

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Hydroponics Systems for Water Gardens

A career in water has introduced me to many different industries. I am fortunate to have been involved in several of them over time — water features, natural lakes and ponds, and even wastewater — with water flow, filtration and aeration equipment the common factors. Working with water features led me to aquatic plants, and …

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Native Plantings Revive Wet Meadow Ecosystems

Water in the landscape creates many opportunities for habitat creation and enhancement. After all, the enjoyment that open-water habitats, backyard ponds and water features provide for amphibians, fish, birds and humans alike is well known and at the core of mainstream gardening. A large and often overlooked opportunity can be found in gardening the wet, …

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