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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Water Garden Before and After

The Koi troll in clear waters
The more I looked the more unnatural it seemed
So I started over
More moss and some rocks rearranged.
My top rock with a hole feeds into my new holey rock.  
 The water then runs over a volcanic rock
 into a small pool 
where the water runs through that rock's hole into the stream. 
The water runs completely through moss
 that works as a natural filter for the water garden.
None of the inhabitants are complaining.
The frog even seemed pleased with his rusty toolbox full of moss.
Shabby chic meets a water garden.

30 comments:

Lux G. said...

I love to watch kois because they're so relaxing.

Saucy Kodz said...

I love the looks of your water garden with your rearrangement. Let the moss do the work and keep the fishies n Mr. Frog happy. I am really impressed with the way the moss has grown. I remember when you built this from the beginning. Hugz to M n lol to you n family.

Jacquelineand.... said...

What a beautiful, peaceful spot... think I'd just hang out there and dabble my toes in the water.

Country Gal said...

Looks great . I would love to sit there for hours listening and watching the water . Great job and nice photos of it all ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

T. Powell Coltrin said...

Gail, that is so pretty and peaceful!

Henny Penny said...

Rearranging all those rocks had to have been a job. It it just beautiful. So Peaceful. The moss is perfect.

Cranberry Morning said...

That looks pretty good to me! My little backyard pond and waterfall used to be pretty, until the DNR outlawed water hyacinth in Wisconsin. Now it's algae-covered. I like your arrangement, especially the elephant!

Sandra said...

my first thought is, can Bonnie read the no fishin sign? love the elephant and its barbwire necklace and the basket of rocks is great. you did it, you used that holey rock... i know the koi love it

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Wow, that is gorgeous! I love water gardens. Looks like such a peaceful area.

Cherie Colyer said...

It is gorgeous. Looks very peaceful.

Linda Kay said...

I think it looks lovely, and I would love to have one. I wouldn't dare ask hubby to put one together at the moment, as he is up to his ears in plantings in our new planting beds.

ellen abbott said...

nice. mine are just tubs or plastic ponds.

Linda Wildenstein said...

This makes me want to dig up the front yard and make me a pond. I love your elephant with the barbed wire necklace and the moss is perfect. We are alike in that we just keep evolving "things". Good for the soul. xoxo Linda

Linda Wildenstein said...

This makes me want to dig up the front yard and make me a pond. I love your elephant with the barbed wire necklace and the moss is perfect. We are alike in that we just keep evolving "things". Good for the soul. xoxo Linda

Crystal Collier said...

Beautiful! I love the pond. So relaxing.

Carol Henrichs said...

There is nothing like the peaceful sound of water while you sit and ponder all that needs deep thought.Your pond is a happy place, for sure.

Lynne said...

Wonderful . . . isn't creating just " the best time ever!"

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The moss and the new arrangement made all the difference!

Farm Girl said...

It think it all looks wonderful. Before and after. I am glad you got to use your new rock. The fish look very happy.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

The frog's tacklebox is not being used anyway, with no fishing allowed. It is a very nice water garden. I agree that is seems well balanced.

Arkansas Patti said...

Smart way to incorporate nature into doing the pond maintenance for you. Well done. Looking really good.

gld said...

The results of the makeover are wonderful!

I hope the fish enjoy the new environment.

I am surprised those water lovin' dogs of yours don' go fishing....

Ian H said...

It's looking very good! I had to put up a no fishing sign also to try to keep my grand daughter from fishing. It didn't work! A fishing line made up of linked together paper clips and worm pieces kept her happy for hours. Nofish were caught!

TexWisGirl said...

:)

Stephen Tremp said...

Beautiful! The cats at Murcat Manor ate all the koi fish. Bad kitties!

Sandy said...

Your water garden always amazes me. It's gorgeous, and well thought out. Having a natural filter (moss) makes the water enjoyable for the fish, and humans if needed.

LindaG said...

I knew it would look great when you were done. It looks fantastic, Gail! Blessings. ♥

Far Side of Fifty said...

Looks perfect to me! You could be a water garden designer! :)

Lowcarb team member said...

Looks really good Gail.
Love the frog and the No-Fishing sign - great touches.

All the best Jan

Ida said...

It looks great!

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