A garden pond whether it is just a small container pond or a large pool will add an extra dimension to any garden. If you have ever thought that you would like to create a pond, but were not sure where to start, then these seventeen pond designs will give you plenty of ideas. This comes from an article by Melissa Will which I found on her Empress of Dirt website.
Want your garden to spring to life? Add a pond or water feature. Unless there?s some other water source right nearby, providing fresh water (in addition to nectar plants) is key to encouraging the essential pollinators (birds, bees, butterflies) and their friends (frogs, and other small wildlife) to make your garden their favourite hangout. That?s my kind of party.
The first step is get inspired. There are so many choices to consider:
- Above ground, inground, or partly inground
- Type of materials to contain, surround, and line the pond
- Formal, casual, or naturalized
- Waterfalls, bubblers
- Fish, plants (the other wild things will find it on their own)
I?ve collected ideas, ranging in size from small containers to very large ponds that cover all budgets and styles. I took these snapshots on garden tours and in my own garden, so don?t expect prize winning images, but I think you?ll find lots of ideas for your pond project.
Start collecting ideas by pinning your favourites to a Pinterest board. I?ve got?my Pinterest pond idea board here.
Once you know the style you?re after, you can start the real work of planning and building. And attracting frogs.
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