Early last spring Fer at My Little Garden in Japan asked what projects we had planned for the coming season. I had quite a list and at the top of the list were two water features. At our old house, we had a 750 gallon pond where gold fish thrived, reproduced, and lived happily. We also had a nice collection of water lilies. In the front yard on a burm we had another very small pre-formed water feature in a garden shaded with aspen trees. Because the sound of water attracts bird, we always had a great variety of birds coming to drink and take little baths, including migrating birds that were passing through Colorado. I have missed my water gardens. So, Saturday hubby installed the first water feature in the court yard to the front entry of the house. We bought the pre-formed tub last year, he had a pump on hand, and I since I brought my water lilies with me, I had one to put in the new little pond.
|A clean slate|
|Does it fit yet?|
|A good start|
|A lot of digging and then shaving away a bit at a time.|
|Making sure the tub is level.|
|Adding a mound for the water fall.|
|Raking the mound smooth|
|Wow. We now have the sound of water in the yard again. I have missed my little water gardens.|
|One water lily rescued from the horse tank. We divided them earlier in the summer and this one has been blooming nicely.|
|Adding a bit of bling.|
|Hubby's reward: apple pie.|
|Do you see a face? A grumpy face? He loved it, said it was best apple pie that I have ever made. Truth is I only make one each summer, so of course it was good.|
One water feature in, another to go. The next one will be quite a project. We haven't decided where we want to put it yet. It will be about a 1,000 gallons, but we probably won't start it until next summer. And it will probably require more than one apple pie.