Rivercities Garden Club

Meeting 1/10/10

Program - Water Gardening & Landscapes

Mike suggest finding a favorite spot in your garden perhaps a place in the corner perhaps a place underneath the tree where things don't grow well. compliments to the garden as well as the plants are hard scapes possibly founds and possibly water gardening and he suggests water gardening as a complement to the garden.

Water is calming and it commands the attention of anyone even hearing the rippling of the water. Water features should include consideration of plant material, placement and can be placed or other things won't grow more in an interesting corner. A fountain can provide sound and movement.  The illumination of a water garden at night adds an artistic dimension to one's garden and it provides an additional serene stop on the path through your garden.

Mike notes that sets the garden is not just for the people. Frogs give birth to hundreds of baby frogs and you can watch them grow and ultimately leave.   The pond can provide water for birds and small wild life as well as food, and plants around the pond can provide sustenance for butterflies and other creatures.


Mike HooglandThe Speaker -  Mr. Mike Hoogland

Mr. Mike Hoogland has a degree in landscape design and horticulture.  Mike opened Hoogland's Nursery and Landscape in 1983. His skills are in landscape design and construction with 20 years of experience and is licensed as a horticulturist and landscape contractor.  Mike's landscape company is a design and build firm specializing in custom design and installation of commercial and residential properties.

He can be contacted at 318-746-8655. www.hooglands.com

2713 Viking Drive, Bossier City, La 71111

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