Oriental gardens are typically in a small area with an artificial lake or pond. The garden can be designed to be as simple or as elaborate as you like. The area surrounding the garden is a natural water feature, perfect for decorative edging, seating areas and pathways.
All of the flowers and plants used in the design of an Oriental garden should be suitable for the climate of your region. Look for plants that will grow in your region and do not require more water than your region’s average rainfall. If you live in an area where rain is rarely a problem, choose to use less water throughout the garden.
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Hanging pots, which are usually constructed of clay, are ideal for retaining the water level of the soil to prevent the soil from drying out too much. Even if your container garden does not have a waterfall, it may be possible to design your own waterfall using small rocks and other material. This is not difficult if you consider the proper tools and equipment.
Water is an important part of the traditional garden. You can purchase ornamental ponds, shallow-water fountains, and hot tubs. Large and exotic stones can also be found at most garden centers. These stones add beauty and drama to your garden. They are large and can serve as benches around which the water will flow when the fountain is turned on.
Waterscapes are a very popular addition to many landscapes with water fountains, waterfalls, and other features. Small ponds can be filled with plants that are native to your area. You can create a colorful pool filled with water lilies or other water plants that grow well in your region.
Fountains, which are available in stone, clay, or metal, offer an attractive feature to a water feature that can easily be made to resemble flowing water. These are also wonderful for working the pump, adding character to a landscape or even for a wind generator. Whatever the purpose, a stone fountain is the most practical way to accomplish this goal.
The design of the garden can be changed depending on the theme you want to establish for your Oriental garden. For example, if you choose to use water to create a scene with a shallow waterfall, a sunken log, and a long, arching grassy border, you can easily achieve your desired look. This is by taking advantage of the features available in your region to create a unique garden. To create a specific themes or styles of garden, it is helpful to learn about the regions that surround your house. Themed gardens can be created with the plants, and trees from your region, as well as incorporating local insects and animals.