Classic Autumn image of Maple Trees Leaves floating in the pond water.
This wood bowl has been hand picked from a large piece off a Birch Tree.
The wood grain adds an artistic design drawn out with clear laquer finish.
An elegant wood bowl makes striking display object.
Example of 1950’s Red Oak Tree Flooring.
When sanded down and clear coated with urethane the red oak floors have a orange-yellow color in part due to oil based urethane which is yellow in tone.
Example of a Danger Sign posted at the edge of a Forest Pond. Aluminum or metal sign panel with vinyl graphics will provide years of warning and be relatively maintenance free.
Great Picture of Cedar Tree leaves on white snow cover!
During the winter season the willow tree’s leaves are shed.
Left are the yellow newer growth branches on the last year or so.
This is one way to identify a willow tree in the forest … they like to grow near water and ponds.
Apples ripen in many colors and these are ripening in a classic red.
Fall photo clearly shows the irregular shape between different apples and not all apples are perfectly round as found in the grocery store.
Irregular Apples like these are destine for other uses such as apple sauce or animal feed.
When looking for a water feature, one the first things is to consider scale … it is very easy to just buy one you fancy and then get it home to find it is too tiny for the spot you had in mind. Good part about buying a water feature at your local retailer is that you can easily return it, usually for full refund.
The fun part for me about having a garden water feature is that it attracts birds during the dryer summer times … if water fountain is close to your patio seating area or a window .. it is quite a cool experience to have them be so close … watching visiting birds just going about their business is enjoyable.
A couple safety considerations, is that other insects are interested in your water source, these include wasps and bees and can be annoying and a sting hazard to some .. especially if they frequent your patio area .. and are constantly flying through your seating area. Also to be aware of young children may be temped to touch the water, if in reach, maybe afterwards put their hands in their mouth. Remember that bacteria from summer heat … and birds poop will contaminate your water … good warn to your kids and any visiting children not to touch the water.
The fastest way to get a water pond and/or fountain is to buy a prefabricated one … water features can be found at retailers like Amazon, Lowes, Home Depot … and your local garden center which may have larger water fountains in more elaborate garden styles
A great garden design should have a water feature with the sound of bubbling of running water.
If you have a small garden you may have to limit the size of a water pond … hopefully you will still able to add some water lilies … white flowers are most common … the violet or purple flower very pretty as in the picture.
Water pond materials, liners and supplies can be purchased at building stores such as Lowes, Home Depot ..
Water lilies for sale can be found at most medium to up scale garden centres
Old trees at the edge of the beaver pond create fresh sun light openings for new tree growth to reach out to the sun and flourish.
A rotted out stump is all that remains of this tree.
These birdhouses were erected to encourage the purple martins to inhabit Port Perry, Ontario
Known as Acer shirasawanum Aureum or Golden Full Moon Maple tree
Unusual leaf pattern and favorite landscaping garden accent tree.