planting suggestions around water feature?
well...after busting our butts in 30+ heat last friday, I am now the proud "owner" of a pondless waterfall:) Still need loads of topsoil brought in to finish off the bottom "backside" between the boulders, but in the meantime, I have some major planting to do around the actual falls. (ouch $$$)
I'm looking for idea's and suggestions for a few certain area's. I have sibes & daylilies to move there right away, but what would you all suggest for planting right next to the waterfall vault to "hide" it...something that obviously drapes, doesn't get too large and will be hardy at that height.
We built it with the falls splitting into two streams, which made an "island" that can be planted with something that will sprawl in an aprox 3' x 4' area and will crawl between the rocks and drape into the streams and not get much height at all, otherwise it will hide the falls behind it.
Also...any other plant/shrub ideas greatly appreciated as I'm off to buy this week, due to it needing to be planted quickly with mulch to prevent the dirt eroding away.
Will be aprox 3 tiers with the bottom boulders around the 3000lb size so need to balance something to them.
Was thinking artic blue fox willow, dogwoods, ninebarks, and not sure if a weeping larch or russian cypress would work well at the back falling over the large boulders.
any pictures would be greatly appreciated of any pond plantings!