There were a lot of very beautiful water features that we saw during the Austin Fling. I image much like in the desert, water is always welcome in Texas!
The beauty started right from day one at the Wild Flower Center.
|that fern (?) looks happy!|
|They also had some beautiful stock ponds|
|and in ground ponds, covered with lillies|
|i love the disappearing edge type water features - filled to overflowing...|
|the extra rocks are a great way to make it look larger and fill the space|
|and everything else, of course.|
|a great combo of pool & landscaping|
|this was at Kirk Moring - it looks like an extension of the river!|
|In Jenny's garden, it basically looked like a very rectangular pond had appeared in her garden.|
|the mermaid cove at Lucinda's was great.|
|this water feature at Lady Bird Johnson Center was gorgeous, and looked like fun!|
|A slightly smaller, and very restful/zen like fountain at B. Jane's garden.|
|how do people make this work with no visible cords/solar panels/water lines?|
|that wall & those plants and that tree!|
|apparently this is a fling tradition?|
- Since i specifically bought the house with no pool, we won't be adding one of those!
- I do think i should finally pull the trigger on trying a stock pond, however. Even if i start with a smaller one, i can use some of the ideas i saw in Austin to make it feel more substantial.
- When i add the stock pond, it should be hooked up to the irrigation system and electrical - to make sure i can have a fountain/pump and add water as needed to account for evaporation.
- Some kind of smaller water feature/fountain on the patio might be good as well. If it also looks good empty, that might be even better. Austin is a LOT more humid than here, so my guess is that i'd be refilling often.
- If i do get a pond, i want water lilies! Probably topical ones - hopefully they would like the warm water? And i should figure out how to keep the water as clear as possible...