One of the reasons I focus so much on decorating my home is because it’s like my little escape from the world. When I come home after work I feel like I’m going to a little bed and breakfast in the country, and it relaxes me. Not that my job is stressful though … I love what I do and I’m fortunate to work for a company that creates beautiful outdoor living spaces with water gardens. I thought I’d kick off the weekend by sharing some of the beautiful water features created by Aquascape, my home away from home during the day. (All photos courtesy of Aquascape, Inc.)
This gorgeous backyard isn’t far from my home and has appeared in gardening magazines. I’m sure you can see why! The pathway leads you throughout the backyard and you begin to wonder if the beauty is never-ending! The water garden with its lilies and fish is of course, the main feature.
You don’t need a lot of yard space to create a stunning water garden. Here, a small deck provides a cozy outdoor living space next to this small pond. Contrary to popular belief, backyard water gardens are not mosquito havens, provided you keep the water moving with a fountain or waterfall.
Kids love exploring backyard ponds and are fascinated by the colorful koi and other fish.
You can spend countless hours in a backyard paradise like this.
I love the clematis winding its way along the mossy rock.
She loves to come out here and do yoga next to her babbling brook.
The water draws all kinds of nature to it … frogs, birds, butterflies, salamanders and more.
In my yard, I have a container water garden and I’m anxiously waiting for the lotus to bloom in it!
They have gorgeous flowers … I’ll share photos of them soon.
If you do, you know how relaxing and enjoyable they can be!