Raised garden with water feature

Project by jroot posted 07-21-2008 04:09 PM 9253 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to move my pond to another location, and thought that it might be an interesting idea to place it on a reinforcing wall which cuts across our property. We have a fairly steep slope on the back, as the property goes down to the river. The wall keeps the house from going down to the river as well. LOL

Anyway, here are a few shots of the project.

I found a good sized oval cattle trough with a bottom drain. This allows me to drain the pond for cleaning purposes, and also for winter. Cleaning the old pond was always a major ordeal, so this should be a major improvement. I will have to take the plants indoors for the winter, but I have a large aquarium which is in the garage, and they should house there okay for a few months. The cattle trough is set partially on the wall, and partially dug into the ground on the upper side of the wall. The planter is built around the pond and on each side. I put a little fancy woodwork on the front, just to break up the space.

At the back of the pond are what somefolks call outhouse flowers. Very tall yellow daisy like flowers, and also miscanthus sinensis giganteum. They are now over 9 feet tall and make a nice backdrop for the water feature. Inside the planters at the back are brugmansia. One of them is just about to bloom today or tomorrow. In front of the brugs are 4 foot dahlias, and cleome. In the very front are geranium, pansies, and wave petunias. On either end of the raised garden are canna lilies.

That was one of my projects for this year.

-- jroot

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posted 07-22-2008 03:07 AM

Really nice set up. I’ll have to show this one to the wife. I want to make some kind of water feature in our back yard, but the wife thinks she’ll be the one taking care of it. “Honest, Hon, it followed me home. Can I keep it?”
Thanks for the post.

-- Tim

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posted 07-22-2008 04:57 AM

It sure is a beautiful yard

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posted 07-28-2008 04:52 PM

Just beautiful! And so lush around the fountain!

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posted 08-09-2008 04:26 AM


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posted 08-15-2008 12:16 AM

You have quite a few very nice projects going on in your yard.

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