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June 8, 2013
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Haitao Jiang

I heard many negative comments about river rock at the bottom of a pond. Was that considered when design this pond?

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Van De Voorde Elemental Design Group

River rock was stacked on the sides of the pond to hide the liner. Small gravel is on the bottom.

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November 21, 2011
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Kit Pollard added this to Your Moment of Zen: Spaces that Calm
An outdoor water garden is an obvious "zen" space - a private spot to meditate and enjoy the scenery. This combination of colors and variety of textures could be easily appropriated for indoor spaces, as well.
Melissa Alvarado Sierra added this to Finding Wonderland: Fantasy Filled Exteriors
Water acts as a soothing element throughout a garden. This exotic mini pond conveys the calming characteristics of nature while the cascade adds layers of relaxing sounds.
Jeanne Grunert added this to Tranquil Water Gardens
Another smaller, simpler tranquil feature. This feature is long and narrow, capturing the space available with a beautiful pond complete with water plants, lilies, and edging plants to accent the soft bow in the otherwise rectangular form.
If you are lucky enough to have a small pond built into your home's landscape then you might want to think about adding real fish to the pond. It's always a treat to add new living things to a tranquil space.

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Mike Nicholls Construction Inc. added this to ponds
March 15, 2015
Nice size
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March 6, 2015
Van De Voorde Elemental Design Group Zen pond idea
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December 22, 2014
love lily pads
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November 8, 2014
Perfect waterfall.
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October 22, 2014
waterfall idea w/boulders
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September 25, 2014
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multi level water fall
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I like this!
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Stone coping
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rocks keep water clean
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Rock terraced water fall
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ok for a small one
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Lily pads
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August 21, 2014
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July 25, 2014
Pond ideas
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Nice use of flagstone border around pond
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July 20, 2014
Koi pond
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June 7, 2014
Garden pond with waterfall and rocks.
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mix of flat and boulder rocks
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June 1, 2014
Side wall of oind
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May 25, 2014
Nice size clean lines for natural look - less plants
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zen garden
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rock overlapping edge, waterfall, budha, lilies
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Large stones overhanging pond.
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bioswale ideas?
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Koi, waterfall, rockgarden…I love it.
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i like the way the flat stones overhang the pond, and i like the pebbles on the bottom of the pond, the little waterfall & the greenery
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size, location, how it has overhangs
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nature itself
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Pond stone surround, small stone bottom of pond
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Landscape -waterpond
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beautiful zen water feature
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Grasses hanging along the stone edge
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natural stone waterfall and lilly pads
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Good for lilies
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lily pads
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Pond and grasses
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The lake
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Would love to have circulating into pond
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koi pons ideas
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feathery plants
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more water
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Fish pond
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Waterfall with koi pond
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Natural water garden
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Koi pond
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I wish. Not gonna happen for our back area:-)
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plan d'eau
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waterfall, stone overhang
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Small pond
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Water fall
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Maybe pool spills into pond?
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Long pond w water lillies
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For garden
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small linear koi pond backyard near deck
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like the waterfalls, grass sticking out of the sides looks more natural
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A good pond design
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linear shape
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water feature
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slate rock over the edge
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revised, would fit in my small area
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pond - waterfall
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small narrow falls and pond
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fountain is nice for ideas
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like the pond edges
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Water fall stream
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plants on edge of garden pond
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Small pond
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Compact for a small patio garden
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water garden
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Waterfall, very organic looking
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Must have
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December 19, 2012
pond master bedroom
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December 9, 2012
clean out that zen garden and use a lot of gravel instead of plants. Also it will need a watering hose outside
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Something small like this below near the shop/basement would be wonderful.
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Turtle heaven
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Scale of ricks
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peaceful... beautiful... quiet... soothing... calming...
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pond on side of bar b q
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pond at foot of waterfall
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The grass
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water path edge
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trickling waterfall, water plants, koi fish, stone arrangement,
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September 19, 2012
the little pond
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September 16, 2012
it's Just so pretty and small enough to fit in most city gardens..I also like the green color...
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September 16, 2012
water rocks
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Nice pond
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Back side corner
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Lily pond and waterfall
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lake garden
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indoor fountain idea
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asian pond
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"mop" grass in crevasses
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pond idea
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August 3, 2012
neat waterfall
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July 23, 2012
lily pads and a spot to rest outdoor sculpture - nice
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corner into yard
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Small space
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Love lotus flowers and lily pads.
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Angular or random shape?
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water feature
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zen pond, love the Japanese flavor
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pond idea
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nice idea with deeper water for fish and lilies
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water idea
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nice waterfall
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cantilevered pond edge
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koi pond...choice of stones
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long grass
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water fall and ferns
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lily pads
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water feature
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