When I think of the perfect backyard, something like this one comes to mind. It has a little of everything ... patios, fire pit, plantings, stone pathway, and of course, a pond and waterfall! The design is flawless as one area leads to the next...
Some pond enthusiasts like to actively tinker in and around their pond, while other water gardeners prefer to relax by the patio listening to the sound of the waterfalls. Maybe you’re like most pond owners who enjoy a little of both activities!
There's more to having a pond than having fun. You can learn stuff from a pond too. When Mr. Osbourne asked me to write about the things I've learned from growing up around a pond, I wasn't sure if I could do it.
Bob and Martha Loughman are water lovers. They're also naturalists who are more comfortable in the midst of Mother Nature than in the midst of modern technology. Bob and Martha used to have a vacation home located on Lake Michigan.