Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Beauty of an Autumn Pond

Are we really into the month of November already? It seems like August was just yesterday when the waterlilies and lotus were blooming heartily in the water garden. Despite the fading blooms, water gardens still look beautiful during the cooler days of autumn.

This beautiful home is graced with a pond and stream at its entrance.

Friday, June 22, 2012

The Pink Lotus

The lovely Lotus is perhaps one of the most stunning of aquatic plants, from bud to full bloom to seed pod. Is there anything more playful yet elegant than a pink lotus on a warm, summer day?

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Outdoor Living Spaces

Now that the weather's warming up, it's time to turn a critical eye to your outdoor living space. Flowers, fences, gazebos and benches are all pretty ... but what really makes your landscape a peaceful paradise is the sound of running water in the landscape. Combine a variety of elements in your landscape to create a beautiful outdoor living space you can enjoy for hours on end.

A cottage-style gazebo provides the optimal viewing vantage of this lovely pond and waterfall.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Pond Paradise in the Backyard

Some might view a wooded, sloping lot as a landscaper's design challenge. But when you incorporate water, the solution is quite simple. Work with the natural slope of the yard to create stunning waterfalls, and create twists and turns around trees to provide visual interest. This yard has it all! From a soothing water feature to gazebo to outdoor kitchen, and more!

Just outside the patio door is a stunning fireplace and flagstone patio that cozies up to a
small waterfall and pond. Comfortable seating provides a great place for relaxing well into the evening.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Pink in the Water Garden

Even though Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow on Groundhog Day, I'm still thinking spring! So I dug up some photos of pink waterlilies and lotus to enjoy on a rather gray day in Illinois. Words aren't needed to describe these bathing beauties of the pond world ... the photos speak for themselves. Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Winter Wonderland

Winter arrived late for many parts of the country, but once the snow flies, water gardens are transformed into frosty, magical places. Hope you enjoy the scenery ...

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