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Team Water Feature, or No Water Feature?

By Trish
September 11, 2011

Ponds, birdbaths, fountains, or just plain good soil- you are on one team or the other- let's find out which!

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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Sep 11, 2011 3:50 AM CST
Large amounts if its a natueral occurance such as a natueral creek that flows thru your property.
I have a fountain that is a bassalt column that stands in a bed or stones,very sculptural.

I cant get all excited when seeing a contrived waterfall in a circilating waterfeature where the property is in an arisd subdivision. Its everyone to their own choice there.
I also have bird baths that attract flying insects as well as birds.
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Name: Maridell
Sioux City IA (Zone 4b)
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Maridell
Sep 11, 2011 10:05 AM CST
I like water too. Would love to have a pond with fountain but probably never gonna happen.

I have a granite birdbath with frogs carved into the "bowl" that I love. There is a concrete leaf on the ground to the right that holds water.
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A small sunflower birdbath in one of the gardens.
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A fountain on my deck that I have on 24/7. A group of chickadees has really taken to the fountain this summer...unfortunately they are camera shy.
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Oh, I also have a fountain indoors.
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
Sep 11, 2011 10:40 AM CST
I orgot about the samll water spots here.

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Cats water spot

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Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Sep 11, 2011 10:48 AM CST

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Love all of the pictures!
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Name: Maridell
Sioux City IA (Zone 4b)
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Maridell
Sep 11, 2011 10:52 AM CST
Jo Ann, I love to see the watering spot for the cats Lovey dubby

Our indoor fountain is for our cats...one of them would only drink from a running faucet and I was concerned she was not getting enough water. She likes the fountain thank goodness.
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
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Horseshoe
Sep 11, 2011 5:59 PM CST
Put me down as a water feature lover...even though I don't have any.

I put water bowls out for frogs though! Does that count?

One day I'll make a fountain somewhere. As for now, I go down to the creek to soak my feet, hoping crawdads leave my toes alone.

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Name: Maridell
Sioux City IA (Zone 4b)
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Maridell
Sep 11, 2011 6:15 PM CST
Bowls for frogs counts in my book, but by far-and-away a creek is the best kind of water feature!!!!
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
And in the end...a happy beginning!
Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
For our friend, Shoe. Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Enjoys or suffers cold winters Birds Permaculture Container Gardener
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Horseshoe
Sep 11, 2011 6:19 PM CST
I agree

And lots of wildlife there, too, eh?
Name: Maridell
Sioux City IA (Zone 4b)
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Maridell
Sep 11, 2011 6:53 PM CST
Unfortunately not much wildlife here in town...but we did have a deer in our yard a few days ago (actually saw it a couple days in a row)...boy is that poor thing lost Blinking
Name: Trish
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish
Sep 12, 2011 11:13 AM CST

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Maridell said:Bowls for frogs counts in my book, but by far-and-away a creek is the best kind of water feature!!!!


I agree
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Sep 12, 2011 11:48 AM CST
I agree

Or a river.
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