Last fall, we got rid of our hot tub. We were no longer using it, and had grown tired of maintaining it so Joe sold it to a neighbor. That left a gaping scar on the back yard landscape.
I thought about this space for quite a while and considered planting an apple tree or creating a rose garden.
Then, one day I woke up with a decision - a waterfall. I went to work on it right away. I dug a small pond, and stacked concrete blocks as a foundation.
Joe and I scoured the hillside for stones, and I stacked them up, using a garden hose to make certain I got them stacked right for good water flow.
We built a bench along the front edge to hide the concrete hot tub foundation - it creates a natural place to sit and watch the fish and birds. My new favorite spot for my morning cup of tea!
I've picked up water hyacinths and goldfish for the pond. I planted iris, shrub roses, chokecherries, and black eyed Susan's between the rocks.
Joe rewired the hot tub electrical supply - converting it from 220 to 110.
This has been a lot of fun - the wildlife it attracts is just astonishing! Such a lively place - lots of birds, chipmunks, etc. stop by for drinks and a bath! What a great extension of our home!