* Introduction * History * Spring Tour * Other Seasons * Fruit and Vegetables * Herbs * Work * Family * Links *
* Visiting the Garden * Design Elements * SPECIMENS * Companions * TIPS * GARDEN FURNITURE *
* Water Intro * Seasonal
Water * Flooding *
* Created Ponds * Fountains * Simulated
Water * Water Problems * Ice Cubist *
If you are lucky enough to have a natural
creek or pond on your property, you can easily incorporate it
into your landscaping. These three creeks at our Orting house
gave us year-round sound and splashing scenes in woodland.
Natural water sources are fragile components
of ecosystems, so it is best to landscape around them with native
plants. Leave logs and branches in the creeks to provide habitat
for microorganisms, insects, and fish.