Ponds & Koi

Japanese Koi Pond and the Izumi-dono Effect

Date April 26, 2012

If you have the desire to incorporate the architecture on your site into your garden, or if you simply have a wish to add an air of grace to structures in your garden, you will probably find this technique to be of help. The effect developed as long piers built for fishing and relaxing and […]

Japanese Gardens, Dry Pond Garden

Date March 19, 2012

Karesansui, or Japanese dry garden, literally means dry mountains and water. Whether you are looking to design and build a Zen style garden, dry pond or dry stream the common element is the use of rocks and gravel to simulate water. Maybe you are interested in a large open courtyard garden with raked sea gravel […]

Koi & Japanese Ponds

Date March 2, 2012

Koi can be a wonderful addition to your Japanese garden pond, or koi pond. Some Japanese gardeners believe that koi do not belong in a truly authentic Japanese garden even though they do not deny their beauty. This opinion also seems to be more of a minority than the majority. It seems that more often […]

Koi Pond Basics

Date December 23, 2011

We designed and built this Koi pond our first year in business, almost 15 years ago today. This Koi pond featured a small waterfall, a bamboo water feature, aquatic plants and of Koi. Generally speaking those of love gardening enjoy Koi. Introducing a gardener who enjoys Japanese gardens would find that Koi to be the […]

Japanese Garden Project under construction

Date November 9, 2011

Thanks to the wonderful fall weather we have had our Japanese garden project is taking shape.  This garden features a Koi pond, extensive boulder work, pathways, sitting areas and of course lush plantings scheduled to be installed spring 2012.  The pond is currently shut down and ready for winter, but once the leaves have fallen […]

Dry Garden… A Rain Water Garden – Minnesota Landscape Company

Date March 18, 2008

Our local governments love it when we think “Green” and incorporating a Rain Water Garden into a project is doing just that. Traditional Rain Water Gardens can look great if planed and maintained properly. These gardens are typically planted with flowering plants that can withstand a lot of water. Since we specialize in Japanese Gardens […]

Koi Pond – Edina Minnesota Landscape Company

Date April 27, 2007

The Koi pond water feature is the highlight of the “Inherent Garden”, a complete landscape revitalization project in Edina, Minnesota. We completed phase I of our landscape work in November of 2001. The new plan embraced the layout of the horseshoe driveway which had a large perennial flower bed […]