Sunday, May 27, 2007
I give you … the pond!
Although the pond was officially started and completed on Thursday, it took until Saturday afternoon to get it into a state where I would even want to photograph it. My husband came back from a conference in Paris, and was taken aback, no, shocked, no, horrified by the final size of the thing. From the tip of the waterfall to the end of the stone covering the filter, it is ten feet and now takes up two thirds of the bed it occupies. Also, the waterfall wasn't covered properly, it needed plants, and—maybe a couple fish would be nice.
So we had the obliging Brian back over and he made a few adjustments that, minor as they are, allowed me to get a few more perennials around the edges. We then proceeded to a local nursery specializing in water gardens and bought some interesting water plants (opening up a whole new world of cultivars for me).
After a few hours of planting and rearranging, this is as good as we can get it for now. The sealant between some of the rocks has to mature from yellow to green/brown, the plants need to grow and the ecosystem has to mature, but we're OK with watching this develop (checking every a.m. so see if the fish lived through the night).