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Photos show two ornamental pools you can build in your yard. Est. cost: $60.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1971 (v.49#5) pg. D20 (100+)

Photo shows a 3x5-ft. oval pool that can be put in a yard without creating drains, forms, etc. Uses a simple hole lined with sand and topped with concrete mix and sealer.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1975 (v.53#6) pg. 53

Four mini-gardens you can grow indoors. (1) a collection of succulents in sand-filled jars, (2) a collection of water-grown plants, (3) a terrarium or set of stacking terrariums, and (4) a collection of ferns.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1976 (v.54#1) pg. 56

How to set up an aquascape in an aquarium. Covers preparation of the tank and plant suggestions.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1978 (v.56#1) pg. 92

How to start a water garden, raising water lilies, lotus and other aquatic plants.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1979 (v.57#5) pg. 124

Small garden water lily pond is made from a stock tank with rocks as edging.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1987 (v.65#6) pg. 42, 135

Fish pond and water garden that can be built in two weekends. Describes working with a PVC plastic liner.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1988 (v.66#6) pg. 152

Water gardens. How to dig a small PVC-lined pond, create a waterfall and plant water lilies and other plants.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1991 (v.69#8) pg. 19

Water gardens. Tips on construction and plants.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1995 (v.73#5) pg. 123

Ponds and cascades that bring the sights and sounds of water to the home landscape. Includes photos and brief descriptions of several ideas and includes a five-step description of how to create a backyard pond.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1996 (v.74#6) pg. 115

How to make an above-ground backyard pond and water garden for children to enjoy.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1997 (v.75#5) pg. 237

Create a garden pool and decorative waterfall.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1985 (v.8#7) pg. 8

General information on planning a water garden.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Garden Book 1996 pg. 32

Square garden pool and simple fountain surrounded with concrete terrace and plants. Uses recirculating water pump.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #93 Aug 1966 (v.16#4) pg. 30

Beautify your backyard with masonry and concrete projects. Part 2. (1) Making a garden pool and waterfall. (2) Building a brick planter and garden light. (3) Building a stone wall planter/seat. (4) Laying decorative brick edgings.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #127 Jun 1971 (v.21#5) pg. 37

Tip shows how to make an inexpensive lily pool from a discarded concrete laundry tub.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #187 Feb 1978 (v.28#2) pg. 74

Seven backyard improvements. (1) Firepit. (2) Kitchen bump out. (3) Curved wooden deck bench. (4) Privacy fence. (5) Water garden in a wooden barrel. (6) Contemporary hammock stand. (7) Second story circular deck.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #239 May-Jun 1983 (v.33#5) pg. 51

Ground-level deck and wooden walkway surrounds a fish pond. First place winner in outdoor project contest.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #279 May-Jun 1987 (v.37#5) pg. 34

Water gardens. How to create a low-maintenance garden pond that looks like nature placed it in your yard. It includes a waterfall, recirculated water, decorative rocks, shrubbery and foliage.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #309 Jun 1990 (v.40#6) pg. 31
Added Info FAMILY HANDYMAN #313 Nov-Dec 1990 (v.40#10) pg. 8
Added Info FAMILY HANDYMAN #314 Jan 1991 (v.41#1) pg. 6

Creating a water garden. Layout and dig the hole, line with newspaper, and install a plastic liner held in place with large rocks.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #360 Jul-Aug 1995 (v.45#7) pg. 41

Building a lily pond. Describes site preparation, installation of a PVC pond liner, edging with flagstone, installing a pump, selecting plants and maintainence.
FINE GARDENING #1 May-Jun 1988 pg. 38

Landscape renovation of a 1950s California house. Insert explains how to construct a pond, stream and dry creek.
FINE GARDENING #1 May-Jun 1988 pg. 46
Correction FINE GARDENING #2 Jul-Aug 1988 pg. 4

Cold frame cover built from wood and fiberglass roofing allows hardy lilies and tropical fish to overwinter in a small backyard pond.
FINE GARDENING #2 Jul-Aug 1988 pg. 6

Tip on using row-cover fabric to skim a pond.
FINE GARDENING #4 Nov-Dec 1988 pg. 7

A lifelong garden. Forty years of creating a garden in Dedham, Massachusetts. Article describes the design, irrigation, and creation of a pond. Inserts describe how the edge of the plastic pond-liner was disguised and the use of wooden shingles to edge paths and for terracing.
FINE GARDENING #8 Jul-Aug 1989 pg. 42

Backyard cascade. Native rocks, fiberglass ponds, a small pump and sheltering plants transform a nondescript slope into an attractive grotto.
FINE GARDENING #13 May-Jun 1990 pg. 40

How to create an artificially moist site for plants that like wet feet.
FINE GARDENING #18 Mar-Apr 1991 pg. 10

Making an artificial bog garden. How to create a wet site for moisture-loving plants. Includes plant suggestions.
FINE GARDENING #20 Jul-Aug 1991 pg. 36

Welcoming waters. Integrating a garden pool into a front yard to create a soothing entry.
FINE GARDENING #25 May-Jun 1992 pg. 30

Tip shows how to use timber edging for lined garden pools.
FINE GARDENING #27 Sep-Oct 1992 pg. 8

Garden ponds that work. How typical garden ponds go wrong. Details on controlling overflow and building reliable edges.
FINE GARDENING #29 Jan-Feb 1993 pg. 62
Added Info FINE GARDENING #32 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 4

Tip on maintaining crystal-clear water in a water garden.
FINE GARDENING #37 May-Jun 1994 pg. 10

Tips to discourage herons from fishing in a water garden that has been stocked with ornamental fish.
FINE GARDENING #37 May-Jun 1994 pg. 18

Water-garden design. Basic principles can be your guide to creating tranquil beauty.
FINE GARDENING #37 May-Jun 1994 pg. 36

Tip on using monofilament fishing line strung across an ornamental fish pond to repel fish-eating birds (like herons).
FINE GARDENING #43 May-Jun 1995 pg. 10

Tip on using an electric fence to keep animals from feeding in an ornamental fish pond.
FINE GARDENING #44 Jul-Aug 1995 pg. 8

Two tips on how to protect fish in a garden pond from marauding raccoons.
FINE GARDENING #50 Jul-Aug 1996 pg. 8

Tip suggests creating a wetland garden in a basin with water provided from the runoff of roof water.
FINE GARDENING #51 Sep-Oct 1996 pg. 10

Winter pond cover to make allows water lilies to be left in the pond through the winter.
FINE GARDENING #53 Jan-Feb 1997 pg. 10

Wake up your water garden. A summary of spring maintenance that revitalizes pond life.
FINE GARDENING #54 Mar-Apr 1997 pg. 65

Make a big splash with a small-container water garden. Includes advice on plants that are appropriate for container gardens and on caring for them.
FINE GARDENING #56 Jul-Aug 1997 pg. 56
Added Info FINE GARDENING #59 Jan-Feb 1998 pg. 6

How to overwinter water hyacinths.
FINE GARDENING #65 Jan-Feb 1999 pg. 9

Tips on building an outdoor goldfish pond.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #13 Feb-Mar 1983 pg. 6

Designing and building a water garden. Spillways and pools enliven a courtyard-garden entry. Includes a site-built water filter to keep the water clean.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #98 Oct-Nov 1995 pg. 64

Two decorative little pools to incorporate into your deck.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jul 1979 (v.23#7) pg. 30

Planning your garden pool. A look at selecting the right balance and varieties of aquatic plants and animal life.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jul 1979 (v.23#7) pg. 43

How to get a water garden started. How to locate and build a pool and then raise water lilies.
FLOWER & GARDEN Apr-May 1982 (v.26#3) pg. 60

Your garden pool can hold a lively world of plants and animals. Some tips.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jun-Jul 1983 (v.27#4) pg. 33

Ideas for building garden pools.
FLOWER & GARDEN Aug-Sep 1983 (v.27#5) pg. 6

Water gardening. How to construct a pond lined with PVC sheeting and then stock it with grasses, a water lily, snails and fish.
FLOWER & GARDEN Apr-May 1986 (v.30#3) pg. 12

How to plant and care for lotus in a garden pool.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jun-Jul 1988 (v.32#4) pg. 50

Tiny reflecting pool for a garden is molded from concrete.
FLOWER & GARDEN Aug-Sep 1988 (v.32#5) pg. 41

Tip: Sink an old wading pool in the ground to create a home for bog-loving plants.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jan-Feb 1989 (v.33#1) pg. 8

Garden pools. Suggestions on planning, construction and edging a garden pool or bog garden. Photos show the steps in building a liner pool.
FLOWER & GARDEN Mar-Apr 1989 (v.33#2) pg. 54
Correction FLOWER & GARDEN May-Jun 1989 (v.33#3) pg. 4

Water gardening. A guide to floating plants, submerged plants and above-water bloomers. Covers the basics of bog gardens and water gardening.
FLOWER & GARDEN May-Jun 1989 (v.33#3) pg. 43

Fish for the garden pond. A guide to varieties and basic care.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jul-Aug 1989 (v.33#4) pg. 26

Building a tiered water garden. Tips on design, fountains, statuary, lighting and other landscape features.
FLOWER & GARDEN Sep-Oct 1989 (v.33#5) pg. 20

The basics of garden pond maintenance. Describes how to empty and clean the pond. Gives tips on repairing a damaged lining.
FLOWER & GARDEN Nov-Dec 1989 (v.33#6) pg. 30

Barrels of fun. How to make a half-barrel water garden and plant a water lily.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jun-Jul 1991 (v.35#3) pg. 48

Water gardening basics. How to install and plant a small water garden.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jun-Jul 1996 (v.40#3) pg. 9

Water gardens. Advice on choosing a location, selecting plantings and on pool care.
GARDEN GATE #8 Apr 1996 pg. 8

Building a pool for a water garden. Includes tips on pump and filter selection and lighting. Also describes creating a mini-water garden in a 10-gallon or larger container.
GARDEN GATE #8 Apr 1996 pg. 12

Technique for securing potted pond plants.
GARDEN GATE #9 Jun 1996 pg. 4

Sewer piping on the bottom of water garden ponds provides fish with safe havens from raccoons.
GARDEN GATE #11 Oct 1996 pg. 6

Discover beauty in the bog. How to create a delightful moist garden. Includes plan for an oblong-shaped bed lined with plastic for greater moisture retention.
GARDEN GATE #17 Oct 1997 pg. 16

Tip describes how to create a bog microclimate for Japanese irises or other moisture-loving plants.
GARDEN GATE #21 Jun 1998 pg. 4

Advice on keeping garden pond water clear and free of algae.
GARDEN GATE #21 Jun 1998 pg. 38

Earth, flower and water. Elements of a portable pond. Ideas for small water gardens.
HARROWSMITH #90 Mar-Apr 1990 (v.14#6) pg. 65

Pool resources. Advice on constructing and cultivating a water garden.
HARROWSMITH #109 May-Jun 1993 (v.18#1) pg. 57
Added Info HARROWSMITH #112 Dec 1993 (v.18#4) pg. 6

How to overwinter fish and frogs in a garden pond.
HARROWSMITH COUNTRY LIFE #118 Oct 1994 (v.19) pg. 36A

Tips on keeping muskrats from invading a water garden.
HARROWSMITH COUNTRY LIFE #121 Mar-Apr 1995 (v.19) pg. 8

Build a garden pond. An easy outdoor project for creating your own backyard oasis.
HOME MECHANIX #747 Jul-Aug 1990 (v.86) pg. 42

Create a garden pond. Step-by-step instructions plus sources for all supplies you need. Looks at installing a flexible-liner pond, rigid-liner pond, and a waterfall.
HOME MECHANIX #785 May 1994 (v.90) pg. 53

Little lily ponds. Put in a small garden pool and make it a backyard oasis.
HOMEOWNER Jun 1988 (v.13#5) pg. 25

Tips on repairing an old, leaking fish pond with masonry walls.
HOMEOWNER Dec 1989 (v.14#10) pg. 70

Just add water. Enhance your yard with a flower-filled pool or a whispering stream. Includes construction tips and a list of plants for ponds.
HOMEOWNER Apr 1990 (v.15#3) pg. 36

Tip shows how to make a backyard pool and fountain by lining a hole with plastic sheeting, edged with rocks and using plastic pipe of various lengths as a fountain.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1978 (v.3#4) pg. 87

Pools of bloom. A longtime water gardener tells how to get started and lists his favorite waterlilies.
HORTICULTURE Jan 1990 (v.68#1) pg. 61

Minions of the mire. Some choice native plants from the wetlands of the Pacific Northwest. How to turn soggy soil into a unique garden area.
HORTICULTURE Feb 1990 (v.68#2) pg. 39

Water gardening in containers. Many aquatic plants will fluorish in a small tub or trough. Plant selection, planting, maintenance, and fall cleanup. Includes instructions on how to line a half-barrel with thick plastic film.
HORTICULTURE Jul 1990 (v.68#7) pg. 19

Advice for the beginning water gardener. Included in an article about an expert in waterlily hybridizing.
HORTICULTURE Feb 1993 (v.71#2) pg. 42

Step-by-step guide to installing a preformed pool for a water garden.
HORTICULTURE Jun-Jul 1993 (v.71#6) pg. 70

Elements of design. Tips on incorporating a water feature in a garden.
HORTICULTURE Aug-Sep 1993 (v.71#7) pg. 18

A sampler of water garden plants.
HORTICULTURE Apr 1994 (v.72#4) pg. 48

Natives for the water's edge. A selection of perennials that flourish in wet soils.
HORTICULTURE Jun-Jul 1997 (v.94#6) pg. 62
Added Info HORTICULTURE Jan 1998 (v.95#1) pg. 10

A water garden in a container.
HORTICULTURE Jan 1998 (v.95#1) pg. 48

Just add water. A beginner's guide to creating a water garden, either in-ground or above ground in containers.
HORTICULTURE Apr 1999 (v.96#3) pg. 67

Garden water wheel operates by a small circulation pump.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #505 Jun 1970 (v.66) pg. 76

Tips on constructing and sealing the walls of a fish pond or garden pool.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #671 Apr 1984 (v.80) pg. 8

Simple stream pond that cleans itself is created by installing a log pyramid dam upstream of where the pond is wanted. The pool forms naturally in the wake of the waterfall caused by the dam.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #98 Mar-Apr 1986 pg. 42

Tips on building a small pond, bird haven, wildlife blind, garden wall, and playing field in your backyard.
NEW SHELTER Mar 1984 (v.5#3) pg. 30

Use polyvinyl chloride (PVC) sheeting to build a backyard water garden. Includes tips on stocking the pool with aquatic plants and goldfish.
NEW SHELTER Jan 1985 (v.6#1) pg. 44

Build a backyard pool. Add life to your yard with a small pool of water, fish and aquatic plants.
ORGANIC GARDENING Dec 1983 (v.30#12) pg. 61

Step-by-step instructions for creating a garden pool. Includes a list of recommended plants.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep 1989 (v.36#8) pg. 27
Added Info ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1989 (v.36#10) pg. 9
Added Info ORGANIC GARDENING Dec 1989 (v.36#11) pg. 6

Tip tells how to build an inexpensive water filter for a water garden.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1991 (v.38#2) pg. 84

A description of a garden created in a Long Island, New York, salt marsh and tips and techniques for marsh gardening.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep-Oct 1991 (v.38#7) pg. 62

Drawing shows how to make a breeding pond for toads and frogs.
ORGANIC GARDENING May-Jun 1994 (v.41#5) pg. 70

How to create a small pond. Includes information on adding pond plants, on attracting beneficial creatures and on maintenance.
ORGANIC GARDENING Sep-Oct 1996 (v.43#7) pg. 28

Tip on controlling excess algae in pond or water garden by adding a small amount of straw to the water.
ORGANIC GARDENING May-Jun 1999 (v.46#3) pg. 9

How to build garden pools.
PARENTS HOME Jul 1981 (v.5#9) pg. 4

Rock garden bridge with built-in planter boxes adds charm to a fish pond or rock garden.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1972 (v.138#2) pg. 76

Five ways to build a garden pool. Includes a tub garden, PVC-lined pool, fiberglass pool, concrete pool, and brick/concrete pool.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1984 (v.161#8) pg. 94

Make a garden pool by lining a hole with plastic, adding decorative rocks and a simple water fountain that squirts one stream of water in the air from your garden hose faucet.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1975 (v.207#2) pg. 108

Two styles of backyard pools One is circular and is made from metal. It is 3-ft. deep and 6-ft. in diameter. The second pool has a waterfall and is made from an old bathtub.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1977 (v.210#5) pg. 126

Backyard pond consists of a hole in the ground lined with plastic and surrounded with flat rocks (slate).
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Mar 1988 (v.3#3) pg. 49

How to build a small garden pool from a concrete laundry sink that is set into the ground. Can be used for fish, snails and aquatic plants.
SUNSET Jul 1977 (v.159#1) pg. 140

Water gardening, a guide to pool plants that are grouped in four categories: Surface floaters with roots in submerged soil, surface floaters with roots dangling in water, oxygenators that remain totally submerged, and the inhabitants of wet soil at pool edges.
SUNSET Apr 1979 (v.162#4) pg. 111

How to make a garden pond quickly and inexpensively with sheet plastic.
SUNSET Apr 1979 (v.162#4) pg. 246

Hand-shaped, hand-dug pond for 50 koi. Includes plans for a water filtering tank.
SUNSET Sep 1981 (v.167#3) pg. 182

Here are simple, small-scale wet ideas to decorate a garden. Includes pond, fountain, brook, and bubblers.
SUNSET Jul 1983 (v.171#1) pg. 86

How to build a garden pond using fiberglass.
SUNSET Apr 1987 (v.178#4) pg. 134

Three interlocking containers, built from tongue-and-groove decking with cedar facing, serve as plant boxes and a fish pond.
SUNSET Jul 1989 (v.183#1) pg. 145

Create a water garden in a large (30" diameter) plastic or glazed ceramic pot.
SUNSET Jun 1990 (v.184#6) pg. 170

How to build a garden pond in a few days using a synthetic liner. Includes advice on choosing and planting aquatic plants.
SUNSET Jun 1994 (v.192#6) pg. 116

Garden pond that will fit most yards and can be installed in one weekend. Features a plastic liner and flagstone edging.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #827 Jul-Aug 1998 (v.94) pg. 70

Mini water gardens. Tips on starting a small aquatic garden in a tub or planter.
WOMAN'S DAY Feb 10 1981 (v.44#6) pg. 8

How to make an aquatic bottled garden.
WORKBASKET Mar 1984 (v.49#5) pg. 24

Tips on how to construct your own water garden.
WORKBASKET Apr 1984 (v.49#6) pg. 58

How to build waterfalls and garden ponds from stone and concrete and equip them with submersible pumps to keep the water flowing.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1981 (v.37#2) pg. 56