Water gardening is a popular pastime dating back to ancient civilizations. But why bring the practice into the twenty-first century? The benefits are plenty. Birds, butterflies, dragonflies, and other creatures are drawn to ponds, bringing life into the garden. On a hot day, the air is a little cooler near water. The sound of running water enhances relaxation and masks unwanted ambient noise. All these aesthetic and environmental benefits are easy to create with the right ratio of plants to fish and snails. Here’s how.

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