Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Pond photos

Maybe you can get some design ideas from ponds I have built.  Most of these are free form ponds with flexible liners.  Occasionally a formal pond done with concrete pops up, but not often.  My first love was making a pond look like it was there before a house was there and the house intruded.


This one was in a front yard.  See what happens here in the tropics when the plants just keep growing without being tended. Cutting back rather than encouraging to grow is how we tend our gardens.




Another example of our plant palette here in zone 9.  Isn't it wonderful?  I took this photo five minutes after we finished the  work. The rest of the crew is still cleaning up.


Visit my website at pondlady.com.  Visit us with your pond questions or just to show off what you have done.


To see more photos and get more ideas, read my book.
A Practical Guide to Building and Maintaining your Pond, available here http://ow.ly/btFJQ
Learn to build your own pond.

2 comments:

S.P. Laws said...

Landscape should look natural. I agree with your comment: My first love was making a pond look like it was there before a house was there and the house intruded.

You have a great eye for design!

Jan Goldfield said...

And you, for words on a page. Not just that, but you write of my favorite spot in the universe, the San Juans. Thank you for your words.