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Water adds a significant ingredient of the natural world to a garden. Everything that grows needs and contains water, but it is also aesthetically pleasing to see water in its pure state.
The Japanese say that still water is brings the sky down into the garden. Reflections of clouds and blue are intermingled with rocks and plants.
Moving water adds sound as well as motion to the garden. It can take several forms, from natural creeks and waterfalls to created streams and fountains.
We had three creeks on our Orting property, but in here Enumclaw, we have had to create all our water features. We have tred to suggest natural sources using seasonal water, created ponds, simulated streams, and a fountain.