...Pond! As is my constant (bad) habit, I am forever starting new garden projects only to never have them completed as timely and as grand as I'd originally planned. This project, however, has surpassed even my wildest dreams of a water feature, and it was completed in record time!
As some of you know, I've been wishing for a water feature for the past few years. This Spring, I was adamant that this was going to be THE year! With the best location sited, shrubs cleared, sod removed, I started digging by hand the few hours here and there, but, was getting nowhere fast! With the impending heat and sore wrists setting in, I was just about to give up! But Hubba Hubba came through, and as a birthday surprise, called in the professionals!
So here's our project, gettin' done in less than a week!
First, the survey~
Then setting up~
And breaking ground!
Digging to China is easy when you have one of these babies! Actually, the pond, at it's deepest, is only 34"
Imagine working with 5 tons of stones!
Hey! How come it's the girls doing all the manual digging?
Here comes the heavy duty liner~
Break time's over barked my tough little supervisor!
I learned there's an art to placing the exact stone in the right spot
Nancy saying "I need a stone yay big"...
So with my water plants in...
and the newly released family pets...
Here's the big TA-DA!
At the very top is a 6x6 bog pond and 3 little falls that streams into the main 11x16 pond
I'm halfway there with landscaping around the pond
Lucky Bandit has a new playground ;)
So thank you, Hubba Hubba, for a birthday gift that's sure to last and last...
Am I on to the next project? Not just yet...I'll be smiling and enjoying this one for a bit!
Happy First Day of Summer, friends!