Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Sound of Waterfalls

Waterfalls add delightful sound to the garden and can be customized for your listening pleasure. If you live near busy traffic, you might want a grand waterfall to drown out the noise of cars rushing by. But if you live in the country, a small idyllic stream or waterfall can create just the right melody for harmonizing with crickets and birds. Whatever your fancy, the perfect watefall can be created just for you ... so sit a spell and enjoy!



Fallen logs are strategically placed to make this stream appear as though it's been part of the landscape for tens of years.





Flowers and plants soften the edges of large stone and help to naturalize the waterfall.



A gentle stream calms and soothes the soul after a stressful day at work. Who wouldn't want to grab a cold glass of iced tea or lemonade and unwind while gazing at this scenery?



This homeowner wanted to recreate a favorite vacation spot ... Ironstone Mountain. He enjoys fond vacation memories every time he gazes at his backyard waterfall.



This newly created waterfall and stream was graced with a few mature plantings to tie it into its lush surroundings. Note a few strategic spots were created for sitting and dangling feet into the cool waters.



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Some landscapes cry out for a dramatic, thunderous waterfall, such as this one located in North Carolina.



A bit of whimsy lends itself to this smaller waterfall. Imagine a child's delight upon discovering the tiny fairy.


Do you have a wooded backyard? Don't sweat fitting a waterfall into the landscape. Let the stream wind around the trees before emptying into a crystal clear pond.


No matter what your landscaping challenge might be, there's a water feature just for you! Anyone can enjoy the beautiful sound of water in the landscape.

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5 comments:

Entrepreneur said...
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Entrepreneur said...

Breathtakingly beautiful!

Alan @ It's not work, It's gardening! said...

Beautiful and inspiring. I'll be redoing my stream this summer, and these photos really get me thinking!

The Sage Butterfly said...

Lovely...each scene took my breath away. Someday it would be nice to have something like that in our backyard. We are still landscaping other areas, and so it will be a while before we are ready for it...but I look forward to it. Thanks for sharing such lovely photos.

Katy Landscaping said...

You're photos are so lovely as usual. I am partial to water features. I think they add an interesting touch and sound to any landscape.

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