Best Water Gardens & Ponds Books
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1. Adult Coloring Book Stress Relieving Designs, Animals, Mandalas, Plants, Patterns, Still Life, and So Much More
Author: by Cindy Elsharouni
Published at: Independently published (January 22, 2021)
The Newest Addition To The Best Selling Collection in Coloring BooksDive into over 55 pages of exquisite drawings and illustrations. They will challenge you as well as help you relax from the daily grind of life. Grab your favorite colored pencils, pens or markers and et those creative juices flowing.
Each page is Printed on one sideClear and precisly printedArtisically composed on the pageGrab yours TODAYOne for you and one for a friend to spnd quality time with. Or one for the kids to challenge them to color with you.Add to Cart.
2. Aquascaping: A Step-by-Step Guide to Planting, Styling, and Maintaining Beautiful Aquariums
Author: by George Farmer
Published at: Skyhorse (November 10, 2020)
Learn how to create and maintain your own underwater ecosystem. Aquascaping is the art of creating beautiful aquariums with natural materials and live plants. From the brilliance of Takashi Amano and numerous other innovators, aquascapes have become a popular way to enjoy aquariums.
In Aquascaping: A Step-by-Step Guide to Planting, Styling, and Maintaining Beautiful Underwater Aquariums, planted aquarium expert George Farmer teaches how to create the perfect aquascape. Included in this book are full-color photographs that will supply readers with: Step-by-step instructions on setting up your tankDifferent styling suggestions that best suit your landscapeHow to pick plants, rocks, driftwood, substrate, and aquatic lifeUnderstanding the chemistry and biology involved in keeping a healthy aquariumMaintenance and upkeepAnd much more Creating an underwater ecosystem is not only a rewarding experience, but can bring much peace and relaxation to your life.
So whether you’re a novice aquarist or seasoned aquascaper, Aquascaping will teach you all the tricks of the trade so that your beautiful aquarium can be enjoyed by family, friends, and, most importantly, yourself.
3. Garden Ponds, Fountains & Waterfalls for Your Home: Designing, Constructing, Planting (Creative Homeowner) Step-by-Step Sequences & Over 400 Photos to Landscape Your Garden with Water, Plants, & Fish
Author: by Editors of Creative Homeowner
Published at: Design Originals; Third edition (July 25, 2011)
All the inspiration and information you need to create your own home water garden! Over 490 color photographs and illustrations provide inspiration and direction for constructing water garden structures Easy step-by-step sequences and instructions for pond foundations, moving-water features, pond cleaning, troubleshooting, and more Practical advice on every consideration of planning your water gardensize, style, light, location, climate, slopes, materials, configuration, and more All types of home water gardens are covered, from naturalistic to formal, plus fountains, waterfalls, streams, and bog gardens Aquatic plants, fish, and other pond inhabitants are covered in depth, from koi, tench, and frogs to herons, dragonflies, and snails, plus which nuisance insects to be on the alert for Bridges and stepping-stones are included, with tools & materials lists and design instructions Find historical inspiration from Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, Persia, China, Japan, and Europe with an overview of water gardens throughout history Beautifully illustrated with over 490 lush photographs, Garden Ponds, Fountains & Waterfalls for Your Home provides essential information on designing and installing all types of home water gardens, from naturalistic to formal, plus fountains, waterfalls, streams, and bog gardens.
4. Building Natural Ponds: Create a Clean, Algae-free Pond without Pumps, Filters, or Chemicals
Author: by Robert Pavlis
Published at: New Society Publishers (April 7, 2017)
Build a natural pond for wildlife, beauty, and quiet contemplationTypical backyard ponds are a complicated mess of pipes, pumps, filters, and nasty chemicals designed to adjust pH and keep algae at bay. Hardly the bucolic, natural ecosystem beloved by dragonflies, frogs, and songbirds.
The antidote is a natural pond, free of hassle, cost, and complexity and designed as a fully functional ecosystem, ideal for biodiversity, swimming, irrigation, and quiet contemplation. Building Natural Ponds is the first step-by-step guide to designing and building natural ponds that use no pumps, filters, chemicals, or electricity and mimic native ponds in both aesthetics and functionality.
Highly illustrated with how-to drawings and photographs, coverage includes:* Understanding pond ecosystems and natural algae control* Planning, design, siting, and pond aesthetics * Step-by-step guidance for construction, plants and fish, and maintenance and trouble shooting* Scaling up to large ponds, pools, bogs, and rain gardens.
5. Beginner's Guide to Aquaponics: Step-by-Step Systems for Plants and Fish
Author: by Seth Connell
Published at: Rockridge Press (September 15, 2020)
Ecologically friendly farming, anywherea complete guide for aquaponics beginners Discover a sustainable and ecologically friendly way to grow your foodwhile using a fraction of the water, land, and labor conventional gardens require. The Beginner’s Guide to Aquaponics makes starting your first system simple with easy-to-follow instructions that teach you the basics and offer clear step-by-step instructions.
Combine the benefits of fish farming with hydroponics to grow food in new and efficient ways. Whether it’s understanding how to balance water chemistry, pick your optimal fish and plants, or assemble aquaponic setups, you’ll find tables, blueprints, and practical tips to walk you through each part of the process.
The Beginner’s Guide to Aquaponics includes: Step-by-step guidanceThis guide breaks down the most essential aquaponics information with checklists, system design plans, fish/plant charts, and more. Cost analysisUse price estimates and approximate timelines to help you stay on budget and effectively plan out the proper build for your needs.
6. The Bio-Integrated Farm: A Revolutionary Permaculture-Based System Using Greenhouses, Ponds, Compost Piles, Aquaponics, Chickens, and More
Author: by Shawn Jadrnicek
Published at: Chelsea Green Publishing; Illustrated edition (March 3, 2016)
The Bio-Integrated Farm is a twenty-first-century manual for managing nature’s resources. This groundbreaking book brings system farming and permaculture to a whole new level. Author Shawn Jadrnicek presents new insights into permaculture, moving beyond the philosophical foundation to practical advanced designs based on a functional analysis.
Holding his designs to a higher standard, Jadrnicek’s components serve at least seven functions (classical permaculture theory only seeks at least two functions). With every additional function a component performs, the design becomes more advanced and saves more energy. A bio-integrated greenhouse, for example, doesn’t just extend the season for growing vegetables; it also serves as a rainwater collector, a pond site, an aquaponics system, and a heat generator.
Jadrnicek’s prevalent theme is using water to do the work. Although applicable in many climates, his designs are particularly important for areas coping with water scarcity. Jadrnicek focuses on his experience as farm manager at the Clemson University Student Organic Farm and at his residence in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
7. Sunken Gardens: A Step-by-Step Guide to Planting Freshwater Aquariums
Author: by Karen A. Randall
Published at: Timber Press; Illustrated edition (February 14, 2017)
The essential guide to creating your own underwater world. Sunken Gardens is packed with everything you need to plan, design, and maintain a planted freshwater aquarium. Karen Randall shares her years of expertise and makes this enchanting hobby accessible to everyone.
You’ll learn everything from the biology of aquatic plants and basic aquarium chemistry to tank maintenance and troubleshooting. Plant profiles highlight the best options for a range of tank situations, and a chapter devoted to aquascaping styles provides basic design principles and inspiring examples.
With hundreds of color photographs and clear, reliable advice, Sunken Gardens is an essential introduction to a fascinating pastime.
8. Backyard Water Gardens: How to Build, Plant & Maintain Ponds, Streams & Fountains
Author: by Veronica Fowler
Published at: Cool Springs Press; First edition (April 8, 2013)
Veronica Fowler’s comprehensive step-by-step manual shows you not only how to install your water garden, but maintain it entirely on your own. Backyard Water Gardens teaches you how to install liners, pre-formed shapes, containers, and aboveground pools and fountains. From there, it helps you choose plants, add them to your garden, fertilize, prune, divide, and ward off pests and diseases.
But Fowler’s book goes far beyond the basics, covering all the maintenance and troubleshooting of water feature hardscapesfrom a rip in a liner, to a damaged pool, to maintaining equipment and filters (including seasonal maintenance for winter care). Veronica Fowler’s Backyard Water Gardens allows you to fully enjoy the convenience and versatility of water gardening, all while maintaining it with ease for years to come.
Backyard Water Gardens is truly an all-inclusive manual, encompassing every style, type, and size of water feature imaginable. No matter the feel you wish to convey in your gardencasual, formal, or whimsicalFowler’s book enables you to create it with confidence.
9. The Permaculture Earthworks Handbook: How to Design and Build Swales, Dams, Ponds, and other Water Harvesting Systems
Author: by Douglas Barnes
Published at: New Society Publishers (September 18, 2017)
Maximize your water harvesting potential with efficient, cost-effective earthworks In the face of drought and desertification, well-designed, water harvesting earthworks such as swales, ponds, and dams are the most effective way to channel water into productive use. The result can be increased food production, higher groundwater levels, reduced irrigation needs, and enhanced ecosystem resilience.
Yet, due to a lack of knowledge, designers, and landowners often build earthworks that are costly, inappropriately sized and sited, or even dangerous. The Permaculture Earthworks Handbook is the first dedicated, detailed guide to the proper design and construction of water harvesting earthworks.
It covers the function, design, and construction methods for nine main types of water harvesting earthworks across a full range of climates. Coverage includes: Swales, ponds, dams, hugelkultur, net-and-pan systems, spate irrigation, and more Cost versus benefit of different earthworks Assessing site needs and suitability Soil types and hydrology Designing for maximum efficiency and lowest cost Risk assessment and safe construction Stacking functions and integrating earthworks into a design This practical handbook is the essential resource for permaculture designers, teachers and students, landowners, farmers, homesteaders, landscape architects, and others involved in maximizing the water harvesting potential of any landscape at the lowest cost and impact.
10. Complete Book of Outdoor DIY Projects: The How-To Guide for Building 35 Projects in Stone, Brick, Wood, and Water (Creative Homeowner) Step-by-Step Instructions for Stylish Lawn & Garden Improvements
Author: by Penny Swift
Published at: Design Originals; First edition (February 12, 2018)
Build attractive, useful outdoor features to enhance your yard and garden with this informative homeowner’s guide! 35 step-by-step projects for your lawn or garden in 4 categories: Brick, stone, water, and wood Over 400 color photos beautifully illustrate this outdoor DIY project book Detailed information on each project: Tools & materials, difficulty level, time it will take, handy tips, & time-saving techniques Learn how to construct professional-looking, stylish structures using basic equipment and easy-to-learn skills This homeowner’s guide shows you how to build 35 useful and attractive outdoor features to enhance your yard and garden.
Complete Book of Outdoor DIY Projects is the ultimate resource for constructing a wide variety of professional-looking, stylish structures, using stone, brick, wood, or water. With step-by-step instructions and clear color photographs, all you need is basic equipment and easy-to-learn skills.
Projects include stone paths, garden archways, Japanese stone gardens and bamboo fountains, raised and free standing brick planters, pavers, decorative screen walls, rustic benches, and much more! Alongside hundreds of inspirational color photos, each project is accompanied by detailed information on which tools to use, exactly what materials are required, how long it will take to make, and the level of difficulty involved, along with handy tips and time-saving techniques.
11. Macramè for Beginners: Decorate your Home and Garden with Creative Handmade Macramè Objects. A Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Projects, Knots, Patterns and much more.
Author: by Jade Paper
Published at: Independently published (August 11, 2020)
NEW FORMAT AND PROOFREADING FEB/13/2021Are you interested in becoming a master of macram to decorate your home and garden with handmade creative objects made by yourself? If yes, then keep reading. Macram is a vintage art that has survived extinction for centuries and has continued to thrive as an unrivaled technique to make simple but sophisticated items.
There is indeed a certain, unequaled feeling of satisfaction that comes from crafting your masterpiece. Jewelry and fashion accessories made with even the most basic Macram knots are always a beauty to behold; hence they serve as perfect gifts for loved ones.
Macram also helps to create durable items, a feature that Macram accessories excellent gifts. Macram can also serve as a starting point for you to begin your dreamed small business. After perfecting your Macram skills, you can conveniently sell your items and get paid well for your products.
You could even train people and start your own little company. Each knot is going to be the foundation of the other projects that you create, so you have to take the time to get familiar with each of them.
12. How to Draw Inky Wonderlands: Create and Colour Your Own Magical Adventure
Author: by Johanna Basford
Published at: Virgin Books; 1st edition (October 17, 2019)
Unleash your inner artist and learn to draw with queen of colouring’ Johanna Basford. In this beautiful, accessible guide Johanna shares the fun, simple, no-skills-needed secrets to creating your own flora, fauna and fantasies inspired by her bestselling and beloved colouring books.
With step-by-step exercises, inspiring prompts and plenty of pages to colour, let your creativity run wild. How to Draw Inky Wonderlands invites you to develop your personal drawing style and master creating marvellous creatures and landscapes using only the pen or pencil in your hand and the wildest reaches of your imagination.
13. Natural Swimming Pools: Inspiration for Harmony with Nature (Schiffer Design Books)
Author: by Michael Littlewood
Published at: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.; 1st edition (November 2, 2001)
Natural swimming pools rely on the correct balance of living plants and micro-organisms to clean and purify the water. They are easy and less costly to maintain than chemical pools. Chlorine and other common pool chemicals that are hazardous to human health are not used.
Natural pools are safe places for children to play and birds to drink, and are a dramatic example of ecological design, combining the natural and man-made worlds while creating beauty. These pools offer enjoyment not only in the warm months, but during winter, when they can be used for ice skating.
Often the focal point of a garden, a natural swimming pool blends into the environment, flowing into the surroundings with plants and rocks. It reflects the changing seasons and enhances the environment naturally. This book is a necessary resource for people who consider a natural swimming pool.
It shows how the natural system works to provide environmental, health, and safety benefits. Drawings, diagrams, and charts help explain their planning, design, biology, materials, construction, planting, and maintenance. Over 300 beautiful color photographs of natural pools will inspire your own water garden, where you can swim in harmony with nature.
14. Mosaic Garden Projects: Add Color to Your Garden with Tables, Fountains, Bird Baths, and More
Author: by Mark Brody
Published at: Timber Press (February 21, 2015)
This thorough guide to techniques, tools, and materials is filled with expert tips and tricks. The detailed project instructions will inspire you to make your own mosaicked mark on the landscape. Lorene Edwards Forkner, author of Handmade Garden Projects In Mosaic Garden Projects, artist Mark Brody walks step-by-step through the creation of 25 decorative yet functional projects.
With simple ideas like address signs and stepping stones to more complex projects such as an orb fountain, Brody also includes with a primer on the fundamentals of mosaic and information on the range of possible materials. Project templates are included along with instructions on how to scale each project.
Mosaic Garden Projects is packed with inspiration that will brighten the garden all year long.
15. The Inspired Houseplant: Transform Your Home with Indoor Plants from Kokedama to Terrariums and Water Gardens to Edibles
Author: by Jen Stearns
Published at: Sasquatch Books (January 29, 2019)
The ultimate indoor gardening book, this guide offers inspiration and instruction for creating vibrant in-home gardens and caring for your houseplants With plentiful images and a distinctly modern and sophisticated feel, this book imparts both easy-to-follow advice and creative garden-design inspiration.
Whether you are looking to pick a statement plant for your living room, create a terrarium centerpiece, or arrange an artful display of air plants, this book will provide the tools you need. You’ll be tempted to thumb through it again and againfor both resource and relaxation.
The Inspired Houseplant includes: Plant Basics: beginner-friendly plant care info Plant Guide: profiles of popular indoor plants Plant Projects: fun, easy projects with major wow factor (including trending designs like terrariums, air plants, marimo and other underwater gardens, kokedama, mounted staghorn ferns, and edible herbs) Plant Style: ways to use plants in interior design for every style from Desert Boho to Midcentury Modern
16. My First Easter- Coloring Book For Kids: 50 Fun and Simple Coloring Pages For Kids Ages 1-4 Years Old (Easter Gift Idea)
Author: by Tommy Park
Published at: Independently published (February 21, 2021)
Get your child in the Easter spirit and develop their learning skills by using simple drawings which they can color as they please! Our Easter Coloring Book was created having in mind your child’s need for simple designs that allow their little hands to get accustomed to holding a coloring pencil.
The drawings allow for wide movements as most of them cover the entire page, which is perfect for small children trying to master the art of coloring, while getting acquainted with the Easter holiday! Get your little ones into the Easter spirit with this wonderful book!
Book Features: Contains 50 Simple yet Fun drawings suited for children aged 1+Large Easter drawings include Easter Eggs, Bunnies, Chicks and Hens, Easter Baskets, Spring Flowers and moreSuitable for coloring with crayons, markers, watercolorsSingle sided print to avoid bleed throughLarge 8. 5×11 format on bright white paperSuitable for all ages, starting with 1-year olds!