Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Backyard Oasis: From Drab to Fab

This backyard oasis located just west of Chicago had a patchy lawn that was an eyesore for the homeowners when dining and relaxing on their cozy deck. The space was transformed into a beautiful water garden with a playful stream and lush plantings.

This before photo shows the patchy lawn that was simply wasted space.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Magic of Kid-Friendly Ponds

Innocent eyes grow wide with wonder at the sight of a backyard pond. So much to explore as tiny fingers dip into the water in hopes of petting the golden fish gliding by. A nearby frog plops into the pond amidst squeals of delight. A water garden hypnotically draws a wee one to its shore for hours of exploration and fun. Truly, what child can resist the call of Mother Nature?

No one can resist the urge to feed a few hungry fish. Imagine this little boy's delight when the fish come up out of the water ... it's like a scene from Disney!

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