Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Wonder of Waterlilies

Monet painted many water gardens and waterlilies ... and for good reason. The serene beauty of waterlilies stretching regally above the water or floating gracefully on the pond's surface inspires many an artist ... whether painter, photographer, or writer.

This Red Attraction waterlily pops out against the bright green lily pads.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Water Gardening Book Giveaway

We're giving away two beautiful, water gardening books ... perfect for your coffee table or for sharing with friends and family! Leaf through pages of stunning photographs showcasing waterfalls, ponds, container water gardens and more! You'll be inspired to create your very own backyard oasis after leafing through the wonder of nature contained in the pages. Details on how to win is at the end of this blog entry ...

As you thumb through the pages, imagine yourself lounging on a deck like this one, curled up with your favorite book while a melodious waterfall provides a little background music to enhance the mood.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Water Garden Whimsy

A babbling brook, a laughing waterfall, a flirty fountain ... beckon you to sit a spell and enjoy the wonderful whimsy of a water garden.

Frogs delight in their playground as the world awakens to spring, ah spring!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Create a Container Water Garden

Maybe you've dreamed of having your own water garden but prefer to dip your toes into this wonderful gardening hobby before diving in head first. Let these photos inspire you to create some fascinating container water gardens.

A small brass leaf drips water into this orange pot nestled in between striking coneflowers.

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