WASHINGTON, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
THURSDAY, JULY 15: WATER GARDENS
Profile America — Thursday, July 15th. Many homeowners have discovered the pleasure of having a garden pond in their backyard. That’s why this is National Water Gardening Month, featuring home tours, seminars, and festivities at garden centers around the nation. While the installation of a pond is hard work, the peaceful sounds of a fountain or waterfall, and the colorful water lilies and other plants are a source of lasting beauty and enjoyment. Many ponds are stocked with either Koi or goldfish, which can survive through the winter even in colder climates. Ten percent of U.S. households have a water feature as part of their gardens and they spend close to a billion dollars a year on their hobby. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Statistical Abstract of the United States 2010, t. 1205
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for “Multimedia Gallery” by the “Newsroom” button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau