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Wonderful Water Garden

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The Minnesota Water Garden Society has an amazing tour each summer of some of the member’s water gardens.  This year I saw gorgeous ponds, waterfalls, streams, fountains — you name it.  I’ll try to share a few with you over the next few months.  Here’s my first.

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So here we have a beautiful waterfall and koi pond. Very simple and low maintenance.  The plants make this feature so lovely to look at, and the owner says the koi are like pets — they come up when he walks up to the pond, will eat from his fingers, and he’s given them all names.  But there’s more to this garden than just a bowl full of water:

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Here’s the pond when you walk around the back side.  You can see a bench to sit on at the back of the path.  One of the best things about having a water garden is the noise of the moving water.  It’s important to have a place where you can enjoy it if your garden isn’t set up close to the house (or even if it is!) I love how tranquil they have made this garden.  Can’t you just see your stress melting away the second you step onto the path?

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The owners made sure that beauty wasn’t just around the water garden.  This carved owl sits in the middle of a sunny flower garden on the other side of the property.  I loved that when you were done sitting in the shade, you could spend some time relaxing in the sun!

I’ll share more great gardens soon.  In the meantime, do you have a wonderful water garden?  I’d love to see the photos!

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