Today’s photos are from EJ and Wally Rebman. Wally says, “In 1994 I told our son’s friend, who had graduated from college in architecture, that we wanted a pond in the backyard. In a week he presented us his plan and 2 months later 36 tons of gigantic stone was delivered, and that’s when we looked at each other and said, “What are we doing?”.
We trusted Matt (the designer), so we all dug in. The hole was dug, the liners installed, and the placing of the boulders began. By winter it was filled with water and the stream bed was started. In the years since the pond has become our “peace place”.
We live in Rockford, Illinois, in a wooded area that we left wild while we were busy raising our three children. As the pond has matured, it has become an oasis for us as well as nature’s visitors, such as dragonflies, butterflies, bees, birds, toads, and frogs, to name a few.”
What a beautiful pond, Wally and EJ. So smart of you to trust Matt! And the rest of your garden is wonderful, too. I love the wood fences and those wonderful bricks!
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