Landscaping With Water
Monday, April 11
Although 70% of the earth is covered by water, our gardens don't usually reflect that. If you'd like to create a water feature in your garden, it's not as hard as you might think. For the very simplest type, simply put out a bird bath. If you have a bit more time, consider a small pond.
If you use a small pump in the pond, the circulating water is not only fresher it creates the relaxing sound we've come to associate with moving water. You may not have a true babbling brook in your backyard, but you'll get almost as much enjoyment as if you did. Planting around the edges of even the tiniest pond helps create a natural feel. For a very small pond, cat tails might be a bit too high and overwhelm the area, but arrowhead or duck potato might be just right. Find them in our wetland plants.