|Not a real duck!|
The pond was the focal point of a shade loving perennial garden, sheltered by a beautiful silver maple. One day we woke up after a storm to find the silver maple split in half. Half still standing, the other on the ground.
Just $900 later we had a full sun garden and no protection for the pond.
drain the pond and fill it in.
This is a time to be grateful that you cannot smell this photo, just awful!
Then to pull out the protective quilt batting that kept the liner from puncturing from rocks and roots.
My sons both sounded disappointed when I told them the news. I know that Kris is relieved. Still, it's going to be missed, the romantic notion of it. Not the mucky reality.
We still have a water feature for the birds and for visiting children to fill their watering cans from. After all, I do love the sound of running water in the garden, it is so soothing. Now to get a load of topsoil, and some strong guys with a wheelbarrow! I want to plant some Annabelle hydrangeas in this spot, since I have some that desperately need thinning. We also need to use the flagstone somewhere in the garden, and a bunch of black river rocks.
I'll show you how it all turns out as things progress. Thanks so much for stopping by and for all your kind comments. Enjoy this beautiful day.