Do you have a water feature in your garden?

(Zone 7a)
There are a total of 111 votes:

I have a koi pond.
(15 votes, 13%)
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I have a fountain or splashing water feature.
(23 votes, 20%)
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My property has a pond or lake.
(10 votes, 9%)
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I have a bog garden.
(1 votes, 0%)
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Do birdbaths count?
(42 votes, 37%)
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Other (tell us!)
(20 votes, 18%)
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Previous Polls

mid central, FL(Zone 9a)

i have a lake. am i the first one? wow.

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central, NJ(Zone 6b)

Used to live on a lake, boy do I miss it!!!! Now I have a birthbath

Acton, CA(Zone 8b)

I have multiple fountains that don't work... seems like I am good at breaking the pumps.

mid central, FL(Zone 9a)

yeah, but you're good at other things, palmbob.

Southern Dutchess Co, NY(Zone 5b)

We have a creek that borders the back of our property and is a tributary to the Hudson River. The backyard closer to the house has a swale that remains moist or running for 2 or 3 seasons out of the year,
and attracts a variety of wild life. Not quite the topic at hand, but these features do present some interesting and challenging issues.

Garland, TX(Zone 8a)

I've an old, neglected, small pre-formed plastic pond liner in the backyard. It used to be the end reservoir for a small artificial "creek." Now, it's home to two much-admired turtles. :)

Cedarhome, WA(Zone 8b)

I voted for farm pond because that is by far our biggest water feature. This was dug by us many years ago and is fed by a creek. Both of our boys and many of the neighbor kids learned to swim in the pond. It is home to rainbow trout, spawning salmon, the occasional river otter, and tons of birds. We've also battled beavers, who do an incredible amount of damage.

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Colima, Mexico(Zone 11)

i voted "other". indeed i do have a water feature in my garden, but it is seasonal. it is called the tropical rainy season which is from mid-june to mid-october approximately (where i live). the amount of water that comes from the sky is awe-inspiring...i had to gain some weight just so it wouldn't knock me down. also the water comes with an eco friendly sound system (thunder) and a light show (lightning)...truly dramatic and very wet and windy. it does not rain continually, rather there are stormy squalls that generally will start about 3 pm on an occasional afternoon, often letting up before dawn. i am always thinking "my garden will be destroyed", but the plants seem to love it and are very perky and looking pleased with themselves in the morning. they are also about twice the size they were the day before. sometimes i will lose a tithonia or two and the lantanas will become flowerless. fortunately there is very little flooding. i live half way between a 13,200' mountain (actually a volcano) and the pacific ocean (sea level) and it is all downhill which is exactly where all the water goes, which is exactly where it comes from.

waukesha, WI(Zone 5a)

It's not you, Palmbob, it's an entire industry built around selling durable fountains and fragile pumps. See, a fountain can last for decades. So, what can they do to keep the consumer dollars flowing( like the fountains when they are working) ? Make touchy little pumps. Small investment to keep your lovely yard feature working...until you do it year after year after year....and, sadly, we do.

central, NJ(Zone 6b)

Quote from vitrsna :
...i had to gain some weight just so it wouldn't knock me down. .


Kure Beach, NC(Zone 9a)

I voted "other" since I have several. Two bird baths, one of which has a pump that sends a spray of water up.
My pond doesn't have koi, but little feeder fish. Just as lovely I think. ;)
As far as a bog garden, I have several containers with no drainage that I grow bog plants in - pickerelweed, iris, umbrella plant and rush.
Here's a pic of my pond.

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Kure Beach, NC(Zone 9a)

oops. Hit "send" too soon!
The second picture is my Louisiana iris 'Center of Attention'. In the third picture, the fountain, to the right of the sago, has water spraying up in the air. The birds love it!

Colima, Mexico(Zone 11), a birthbath! I would say that is very cool indeed.

New Hampshire, NH(Zone 5b)

I live on a lake, I have a koi pond with large stream/waterfall and a small fountain pond. I like water :)

Charlotte, NC(Zone 7b)

We have a bird bath, plus a rainbarrel and several large plastic containers under the roof overhang to collect water. The frogs think the contaners are "water features" and lots of tadpoles get raised in them.

(Zone 7a)

I have a garden hose.

central, NJ(Zone 6b)


KC Metro area, MO(Zone 6a)

I have a heated dog waterer that acts as a birdbath for the birds. lol. I need to get a birdbath too so they can bathe in it but that's a project for another day.

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

We used to have a small pond and started with a dozen feeder fish. Two of them made it to adulthood and were so cute! They would come say hi and beg for food. Frogs also used this pond, right outside our bedroom, for courting. It got so loud, my hubby would go frog hunting and "relocate" them by flipping them into the neighbor's yard! Dang if they didn't find their way back within 20 minutes!
We got rid of the pond to make way for our pool. I like that water feature better!

Austin, TX(Zone 8b)

We have a fountain that the birds think is a bath tub...:-))

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central, NJ(Zone 6b)

Pretty fountain!!!

Austin, TX(Zone 8b)

Thank you flowAjen - the birds just love it.

KC Metro area, MO(Zone 6a)

I need a fountain instead of a water dish. The birds would like it more. Just gotta find one that is small enough and will recycle water. And is cheap!! lol

Austin, TX(Zone 8b)

Try this place..........

Hanceville, AL(Zone 7a)

I have a garden hose, also. I also have a wet weather brook that provides water for wild animals and sometimes has minnows. It comes from a neighbor's property and runs into another neighbor's pond. Luciee {;^)

KC Metro area, MO(Zone 6a)

Thanks Morgan!! Getting ideas already.

Fleming Island, FL(Zone 9a)

Besides the maintenance nightmare AKA my saltwater pool I have tidal wetlands (swamp) fed by the Saint Johns river. I always dream about turning the pool into a Koi pond but if I ever sell this house it might not be a smart idea.

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Dallas, OR(Zone 8a)

I have a Koi pond that was finished last August. Just love it!

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Austin, TX(Zone 8b)

BeaHive - what a gorgeous what you've done. Sigh.......makes me want more!! :-))

Kure Beach, NC(Zone 9a)

That is a gorgeous pond. You did a great job.

Milwaukee, WI

Im going to have a poind this year even if it kills me been waiting 6yrs now most the other projects are done so now my turn lol

Rocky Mount, VA(Zone 7a)

Just bought the house ( built in 1940 ) the roof leaks so when it rains I have a small pond in the main hallway.

Colima, Mexico(Zone 11)

Dyson...perfect! have you bought any plants and or fish for it yet? or if you can get a little gravity flow going it could be a nice little creek running through the house and out into the garden? There was a restaurant in the Santa Cruz mountains of California that had a creek running through it and it was so lovely. wow! the possibilities are endless!!! unless you fix the roof and ruin everything :-D

Rocky Mount, VA(Zone 7a)

I think I am going to have to ruin the water feature as it is causing lots of damage to the wooden door frames. Can not afford a new roof yet spent all savings the get the place without mortgage - so will tarp it until we can save for awhile. Plan to move out of this apartment and into the house within the next week.

Colima, Mexico(Zone 11)

well, best of luck and good wishes for you and your new house and new realize that i was just kidding, right?

Austin, TX(Zone 8b)

I for one was laughing at your funny, vitrsna. Dyson, good luck and hopefully dry weather to you.!

Fleming Island, FL(Zone 9a)

BeaHive , Beautiful job !

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