07/16/2005: Water Gardens...
And yet another Faux National Holiday...
"More and more homeowners across the country are discovering the pleasure of having a garden pond in their backyard.
That's why this is National Water Gardening Month, featuring home tours, seminars and festivities at garden centers around the nation. While the installation of a pond is hard work, the peaceful sounds of a fountain or waterfall and the colorful water lilies and other plants are a source of lasting beauty and enjoyment.
Many ponds are stocked with either koi or goldfish, which can survive through the winter even in colder climates. The number of U.S. homes with a water garden has grown dramatically in recent years. Now, 15 percent of homes in America have a water garden, up one- third in just four years."
Courtesy of US News Wire.
Karen on 07.16.05 @ 09:03 AM CST