Today’s photos are from Krista Havill in Ottawa Hills, Ohio. Krista says, “For many years, I have attended local garden tours and realized that my favorite gardens had a water feature. So in 2004, my husband (who has an engineering background) and I, with my knowledge of plants, designed and built a water garden to enhance our existing landscape.
“Our land is quite flat so in order to have two small waterfalls and a stream flow into the kidney shaped pond, major dirt had to be moved. My plant selection repeats burgundy, yellows, blues, and of course, calming shades of green. It is a wonderful place to relax and listen to the sound of water and watch the fish, frogs, and perhaps a hummingbird fly in and out of the bird of paradise fountain spray.”
Gorgeous, Krista! It’s not easy to create an attractive water garden, but you succeeded in a big way. Thanks for sharing it with us!
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