I thought a few of our ideas on
water garden design would be helpful in making your
water garden a success.
Water features don't necessarily require very much space. With a few
mosquito fish there is never any risk of those pesky stinging insects.
All of this plant life and water gurgling comes in a 3 foot diameter
concrete crock. The four-leaf clover is actually an aquatic fern called Marselia.
There is a dwarf water lily buried in here but it never bloomed in this shaded location, the
grassy looking plant is a Juncus patens. To get water filtration we
pump the water through
gravel and a bit of perforated flexible tubing. This amazed me for a long time but the water was
always clear. I drilled a hole in this rock. The water sloshed around in the
small basin in the rock and drained out through the bottom. I put in a few small
fish to eat the mosquitoes. Many water plants don't appreciate splash and water movement but I
wanted the water noise by my office door. This lasted about 3 years without having
anything done to it until we got a new pup named Clover who thought it was her lucky day
to have all this water just for her. She now has a pond of her own and this one is
starting to grow back.
The shallow water around the rock is great for bathing birds. Adding a water feature
to your garden is a great way to attract wildlife
to a garden, it brings the garden to life.