Flowing or Still, Water Features Captivate

Water features appeal to a number of our senses - sight, sound, touch and movement. And don't forget wonder; they offer the chance to grow unfamiliar plants that can attract beneficial insects and other fascinating wildlife.

Excerpted from Garden Design
Shape of Foliage Emphasizes Symmetrical Design DK - Garden Design © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Symmetrical Planting

In contemporary settings, water is often used for its reflective properties and movement, rather than as a place to grow plants. However, several water plants compliment a modern, architectural style.

The round leaves of water lilies emphasize the squareness of this formal pool, while the dramatic foliage of calla lilies adds some exuberance and links the pool with the surrounding planting.

Excerpted from Garden Design

©Dorling Kindersley Limited 2009

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