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Q: Landscape Ideas ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: Landscape Ideas
Category: Family and Home > Gardening
Asked by: fanbelt-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 26 Apr 2005 17:55 PDT
Expires: 08 May 2005 04:45 PDT
Question ID: 514672
I need landscape ideas for a stream that runs through my yard.  Images
as well as list of plants/flowers, how to, etc.  Also stones used in
and around stream beds would be helpful and vendors.

Request for Question Clarification by jab-ga on 26 Apr 2005 19:45 PDT
How big is the stream? Width, distance, depth? What area are you in?

Clarification of Question by fanbelt-ga on 26 Apr 2005 20:07 PDT
Yeah, man.

Stream is normally about 2 feet wide.  depth is minimal -- 6 inches to
2 feet.  (it does flood regularly).  I live in the Mid-Atlantic --
specifically Northern Virginia.

I haven't had a chance to look at your comment, will do so a.m.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Landscape Ideas
From: jab-ga on 26 Apr 2005 19:47 PDT
I have some ideas for you, but before I get into specifics I have
asked for a clarification about the stream.
 Here's some preliminary work.
Here's an H&G episode with a streambed; you might be able to get some ideas:,1785,HGTV_3566_1921963,00.html#moreprojects

How about a Japanese garden? You can look at some pages of this book
online at - Are you interested in trying some
landscaping software?

As far as vendors are concerned, your local garden center is the best
source - they have plants which will thrive in your area, and if they
don't sell rocks and boulders, they probably know of someone locally
who does. These are the types of rocks you would want in the
- this site has a few plants named, if they can be grown in your zone;
this is northern Illinois
This garden has a dry streambed which gets some rain runoff:
-- also northern Illinois.
This site has some pictures with some great ideas - click on the small
picture to get a gallery, and click on each one to get a bigger

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