Rehab for stream header.

Discussion in 'Water Gardening' started by FountainMan, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. FountainMan

    FountainMan Seedling

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    For the last few years my dad and I have been working on the backyard. The area around a header pool for a stream to a pond was neglected and no more than dirt and black plastic. Today I redid the header. I went out and bought some Canna, Croton, and some ground cover plants. I removed the stone from the pond and replaced the fountain nozzle.
    I arranged the plants according to watering and light so everything fits together perfectly. And I chose varieties with the most exotic color scheme. I think the Croton's and Canna's are good for this.

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    Redone header pool ( photo / image / picture from FountainMan's Garden )
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    Redone header pool ( photo / image / picture from FountainMan's Garden )
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    rock wall reinforcement to waterfalls ( photo / image / picture from FountainMan's Garden )
    Here I used Egg rock to reinforce the side of the waterfall.







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    Redone header ( photo / image / picture from FountainMan's Garden )Waterfall view.

    Sorry there are no before photos. Before I started this project it didn't occure to me to upload photos. Before there was nothing really to take picture of.
     
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    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

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    That looks awesome! :smt038
    No wonder you're the "fountain man: :setc_089:
    It's really gonna be spectacular when your plants grow up and out some.
    Great job.
     
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    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    Fountains and moving water are very relaxing. Great fountain feature, and a good selection of plants.

    Jerry
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I like your choice of plants. They add interest and colour to the water feature. I have crotons in the garden here and visitors always seem to be attracted to their variagated leaves. Well done on the work you put in to transforming the area around the header pool.
     
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    Thanx guys. I got a lot of tips from my horticulture class in high school. I'm hoping in the future I will be working on fountains many times bigger on golf courses parks and HOA ponds. I love what water does to a garden. I hope to do projects like this in the future. I just love landscaping and growing.
     
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    Well done FountainMan, there is something about water in the garden, good choice of plants too, I love any sort of coloured leaf, it means colour all year round.
     

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