When we say "shady" ponds we aren't talking about water gardens that are dubious in nature. Rather, we mean water features that are located in shaded areas of the landscape. Although most people like to place a pond in a sunny area to enjoy a variety of sun-loving waterlilies, there are definite benefits of shady ponds and waterfalls.
To add a bit of decoration to this slow-moving stream, the homeowners added a whimsical spitter.
When summer is drenched in heat, you'll enjoy sitting in the cool shade next to a pond and waterfall. This water feature is located in Florida and the owners appreciate the coolness it brings on a sunny Southern afternoon.
A suburban courtyard is transformed into a hidden oasis with a Pondless Waterfall. Hostas, pansies, and other shade-loving plants were added to soften the rocks and add a bit of organic color.
A waterfall looks especially cool and refreshing when located in a heavily shaded section of the yard. Strategic rock placement creates several spots to sit and dip your feet into the cooling waters.
The top of this same waterfall shows how expansive and beautiful it is.
This lucky homeowner gets to enjoy an upper pond in the shade, and a lower pond in the sun.
Hostas love the shade and are perfect for framing waterfalls beneath a tree.
If you want to add a shot of color to a shaded water feature, consider lively impatiens. You can set them in containers near the pond or waterfall, or even plant them directly in the water near the edges of the feature.
There's nothing quite as refreshing as a shaded pond and waterfalls on a hot and humid summer day. It's a great way to enjoy the outdoors, as opposed to retreating indoors to listen to the boring drone of the the air-conditioner.