I know you probably thought there couldn't be anything else that I could possibly show you from Wildseed Wildflower Farm but I thought I would put all the water gardens from Wildseed together in one post. It is that time of year when gardeners like to start new projects in their gardens and I have been considering a water garden of my own. I tested the waters the past 2 years with an above ground container water garden and it went pretty good so I am looking at a spot to install an in ground pond. No weddings to pay for this year like the last 2 summers so hopefully it can happen this year. I love to see how other people do it for some of my best inspiration. Many times my finished project is a combination of several others that I have seen. Many of the pictures below are best viewed in the larger version so be sure to click on them to enlarge and see the details better.
I really like the waterfall below. I definitely want to incorporate a waterfall into my water garden. I love how the sound makes you feel cooler on a hot day.
This waterfall is really cool how it is backed up against the wall of the building.
I don't know, maybe I need more than one water garden.
I have noticed that it seems harder to keep smaller ponds so I think I need a big one with lots of water plants in it to help it stay clear. I did get a little hint from a local lady who used to keep many water gardens. She told me to put a few drops of liquid bluing (like what is used for laundry) it helps to shade the water so that it doesn't grow algae. I tried it & it worked great & was much cheaper than some of the products made specifically for ponds. It did not harm my plants at all & she assures me it will not harm fish.
I just love how a bridge looks over a pond but I'm not sure it will work in the spot I have in mind. Maybe on the next pond.
A tree next to the pond looks really cool but one must choose wisely so that it doesn't grow to shade the pond or drop leaves into it. I could possibly put some of my potted trees near it.