My Splash Garden
July 31, 1999
In my quest to find a small rock to provide a bath for the butterflies which
visit my garden, I stumbled (literally)
across an almost perfect
one. Normally a butterfly bath rock will be about a foot or so in diameter,
and have a small hollow where water can accumulate. My rock was a bit bigger
that that... (42"X28"X18")
This was a bit larger than what I felt would look good within the bounds of
my butterfly garden
, so I decided to use it as
the focus of a 'splash' garden adjacent to the butterfly/hummingbird garden.
The intent was to use a small submersible pump to recirculate the water from
pool, over the edge of the stone, and return to the pool again.
I feel that the sound of splashing water in a garden adds a new dimension
and peace to the beauty of the flowers.
What can I say??? I got carried away (again), and my little splash garden
now includes three small falls, two pools, and allows the water to travel
downstream for twenty feet or so before it gets recirculated back to the top
of the garden.
The pump has yet to be added, and I intend to add more plants to the borders.
In the near future I will give you a more step by step layout of how I built
this addition to my garden, and show you the finished product....
Be sure to read "Adding Water
Features to Your Garden"
By special guest writer Stacy Traffanstedt
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