Was someone looking for a small yard water feature?

alison(6b/OH)March 8, 2006

There's a really cool house in my neighborhood that looks like it should be someone's summer place in the Michigan woods, rather than a inner city house right on the street. They've done a wonderful job with the whole property (which is probably 25'x75') There's less than three feet between the north side and the alley, and it's always filled with annuals and perennials. The he11strip in front has a weeping pussy willow and several shrubs, bulbs and herbs.

But the coolest part is the way they give it a sense of seclusion. (Looks a little ragged, I know, but this just sets the stage.)

When you walk past there's always the soothing sound of running water. When you peek thru the bushes, there's a nice deep screened in front porch, and a stream running the depth of the porch. there's a little windchime, and one of those solar lights that provides a little bit of light, like weak moonlight, till pretty late in the evening.

Sorry the picture isn't very distinct, but I wanted to pass along this idea; a great way to get a soothing water feature in a very tiny space!

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pitimpinai(z6 Chicago)

So cool. Just like Japan where every inch is used and a water is almost always a prominent feature. But I am too cheap to spring for the cost of electricity to run the pump. :-)

    Bookmark   March 18, 2006 at 11:12PM
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remy_gw

Hi,
I found this photo that my husband obviously took of me cleaning out the pond from the porch. You can't see all of it, but hopefully you get the idea. The driveway is behind me obscured by my behind, lol! The end of the pond that you can't see, to the right, widens out a bit. There is a small fountain. You can sort of see it through The Fairy rose.
I only know how to post to a gallery, I'm a computer idiot. So this is a link to the test gallery photo.
Hopefully, I'll learn more and have better photos later on.
Remy

Here is a link that might be useful: Pond Photo

    Bookmark   April 6, 2006 at 12:39PM
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