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The bench by the fish pond has a great view. Tucker and I often have morning coffee sitting on this bench. The water hyacinths have had a good year. They don't always take over the pond but this year they must have really liked the weather.
This is the view from the bench across the pond to the far garden. I am thinking of cutting another bed along the far edge of the pool and planting some screening shrubs and grasses so that there is a sense of seclusion to the fish pond. What do you think? I am open to suggestions. I have thought of this for several years but haven't implemented any ideas yet.
Looking a bit more to the right, the grasses are providing a bit of privacy behind the waterfall. Until this spring, the waterfall had been silent for several years.
The ledge around us seems to attract lightening and since the power source is in that far off garage just visible in the picture, it has been a task to replace the power line. Hopefully, this latest one will weather all storms.
The new filter is working well and the fish seem quite happy although they do have voracious appetites in the summer.
Looking to the left from the bench, the rhododendrons and the Kousa dogwood edge the woods. The deer have limbed up the rhodies quite nicely.
The Kousa is sporting many berries which are starting to color for the fall display. The volunteers in this garden include this Verbena bonariensis
which is providing a hold for one of the morning glories. Sometimes nature's plan is more interesting than any the gardener can create.