continuous water

We’re drowning here in Southern Germany! The past four weeks it has rained non-stop and at the check-out counter of my local gardening center almost everyone in line included a box of slug bait. Yes, it’s very greenĀ but even if it were to stop raining, the garden is inaccessible due to extreme slugginess!

Amazing to contrast this with the dry Southern Spanish climate we recently visited where water is the central feature of most of the designed gardens. It’s difficult to imagine we would desire the sound of water here but a pond seems like a good idea to house some predators for those slugs. But as garden fashion goes…crucial in the design of any ‘water feature’, is the sound of the trickle. Without being too descriptive, you don’t want it to sound ‘human’ unless it is the point of the feature (think: Manneken Pis).

Here are some examples of quiet, meditative water gardens;

2 thoughts on “continuous water

  1. Yes, yes, I’ve been there, but was long ago and your wonderful photos make me dream of a new Andalusian trip.

    We are a group from of landscapers and interested amateurs who use to go to England once a year, but maybe next year we’ll take a tour southwards instead. Thanks for inspiring me!

    • How wonderful to have a group of travel companions of similar interests. I don’t think you will regret changing your course South, especially in Spring when jasmine scent fills the air and the heat is still bearable for touring the countless gardens and parks to inspire you. Thank you for visiting my blog!

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