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Dry bed vs water feature

New water featureIt looks like my dry river bed has become an instant water feature! It rained heavily the night before so the following morning the garden looked surprizingly clean and fresh and to my surprise I had an instant water feature. The frogs were going nuts and it made me smile! So it looks like the summer dry bed will be a winter water feature. I’m not complaining – and neither are the frogs! It was a suggestion in the designing phase to add a water feature here, but as I was trying to create a waterwise grass garden bed, I did not want to spend oodles of money on pumps and electricity and water and filters…. so my dry river bed was the ideal solution. And – hey! Presto! Nature brought me a water feature. I am so enjoying my new addition to my garden. It is such a hit with the neighbours! I do detect a bit of jealousy though! 🙂

Hope you have a great gardening week ahead!


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By Barbara

Country living is the best! Being a true spirit of the earth, my garden is all about vegetables and fruit trees and herbs and chickens roaming free. I was keen to really start gardening when we moved to Philadelphia in 2005, but not your typical suburban-type garden – sterile and bug-free! I wanted an edible garden.

20 replies on “Dry bed vs water feature”

Hi Kate. Thanks for your comment. I was more than pleased when it was filled with water. In winter, Cape Town is wet and windy so let’s see what happens this season. I was interested in your maples… So beautiful!

Watch out! Your neighbors may be wanting you to install one for them, too! 🙂 It is a nice feature, not only interesting, but functional. What could be better than that?

For sure. It was a nice surprise to know nature will always add her special touch 🙂

I can see why your neighbours are jealous…it fits nicely in your garden! Maybe want to make it permanent. with water plants and fish and the joyous frogs?

YES!! 10 out of 10. Climate adapted water feature. Frogs are used to seasonal water, in summer they hop around in the mulch. And I share your delight in the way it looks :~))

Oh thank you sooo much. I do feel very proud of it and I had some great suggestions of adding a light to it. This will make it beautiful at night too.

Hi Donna – thank you so much for you kind words. It is a gift and going to be more splendid in weeks to come. Gardening is so so much fun. I had no idea.

My gosh, you have a stream, but probably not for very long. The frogs may have to relocate I am guessing. Rains seem to be everywhere. Here, we missed the huge storm, but are still getting high winds and oodles of rain. I live along the Niagara gorge luckily, so flooding is unlikely, but basement are filling up since the ground it totally saturated.

Hi Donna. I hear the weather is dramatic there at the moment with tornados and storms. I am glad you are not suffering too badly. I am so lucky to live here with very mild weather.

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