Imagine Your Own Orchid Garden And Pond

Who doesn't love to hear the water rushing and flowing through a very pretty pond in an orchid garden? Yes, this does not have to be only a dream. You can make it a reality.

Almost by definition, orchids are a tropical plant and are dependent on the rain for their nutrition and health. They are used to humidity of about 40 - 60%. What better place to have this then in a beautiful garden pond?

We have talked about garden tips for gardens that just have plants and landscaping. Now let's talk about gardens that have some sort of water feature, like a pond or a waterfall.

I think it the flow of the water that makes this site a very tranquil place. It is wonderful to have a sitting area near the orchid garden pond where you can relax and let the troubles of the day fall away.

Constructing a water garden is fairly easy to do with many sites on the Web where you can get information. However, according to expert Peter Mays there are several points that you should take into consideration before you start your project. He is at Pond Solutions.

  • the pond should be in full sun
  • it should be away from any trees that drop their leaves, especially Willow, Elder, Poplars, Laburnum, Yew and Oak
  • try to be sure that the garden pond is not exposed to the North winds
  • avoid water-logged areas
  • consider the closest water source
  • also should consider the source of electricity if you plan on having fountains or waterfalls. I urge you to do this.
  • consider the safety of children who may fall head first into the pond.

This picture is made available by Peter Mays and Pond Solutions.

Orchid Garden and Pond

Orchid plants can go into any garden that has the appropriate environment. But an orchid garden pond is even better. If you are living in the South USA orchids can generally stay out all year round. In the North USA they would need to come in once the temperatures start going below 50-55 degrees F (11 - 13 C.).

Higher humidity outside will normally allow you to water less frequently. If they are in full sun be sure that you have orchids that are suited to high light and can handle direct sunlight.

Then all you will need to do is sit back, relax, listen to your garden and let your mind drift to some far away peaceful place. Wow!

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