Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Water + Garden Showcase this Summer!
As a Certified Aquascape Contractor, we had a wonderful day introducing everyone to the beauty and versatility of water features and how they can be incorporated into our back yards and our lifestyles.
While each area of our display garden is designed to be a showcase in and of itself, the large koi pond with multiple waterfalls, fire bowl, driftwood, spillbowl, and cantilevered bluestone sits proudly at the center of it all.
The pond measures approximately 3’ deep and contains two fish caves that act as protection for the fish from predators and as areas for the fish to get a nice sleep during the cold winter months. Many of our guests asked about how the pond stays healthy and clean, and we were able to share the elements of the ecosystem pond that work together to keep the pond and its inhabitants in prime health so that we can keep the pond chemical-free.
Our wetlands filtration system, set at the top of our 25’ stream, also helps remove excess nutrients that can create algae, and it cleans the water running through the stream and into the pond.
The wetlands also features our mini stacked-slate urn, one of two fountain urns in the garden. The other, a medium, rippled urn, sits amidst lush Hydrangeas and colorful Rose bushes. In our Terra Cotta Vase fountain, tucked under our October Glory Red Maple, we have aquatic plants sharing space with the birds who swoop in for a bath.
To take in all of these water features, the blooming flowers, the ornamental trees, and the relaxing atmosphere as a whole, we invited guests to kick their feet up in the outdoor seating area under our custom-designed all-natural wood pergola sat atop our hand-laid bluestone patio.
And for the kids, we had fun activity books with an “I Spy” game to find butterflies and hummingbirds flitting in and out of the garden. The kids also enjoyed experiencing how some of our fish (especially the famous Fred) will climb up out of the water to get onto hands full of fish food!
All in all, it was a lovely day for us and our guests, and we thank you all again for seeing what we at Auburn Sky can design + build to help you create your own backyard paradise!