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Waterfall Complete

September 10, 2007 Leave a comment Go to comments

After far too long, I have put the finishing touches on our waterfall. It started out as a loose collection of flagstone and retaining wall blocks but now natural rock and river stone. We unburied the formed pond and I leveled it, reburied it, and landscaped around it. That should make it easier to mow and will keep the tall grasses down. Before the grasses were very high and growing between border rock.

Building the waterfall was fairly complicated and it looks nothing like those done by the professionals, like we saw at Russell Water Gardens in Redmond. Still, though, it looks nice and it’s my creation. I had fill a couple of holes with foam – as is common I read. The water was barely leaking but would’ve just ran down the rubber sheet underneath anyway. I just didn’t want the water filtering through the sand picking up grit.

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Now we just need to figure out why the plants you see in the background – which were there when we moved in – are seemingly dying. The leaves are horribly withered and even seem chewed up a little bit. Other than that and the rocks you don’t see that will soon be removed, the corner looks great.

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  1. Kyle
    September 10, 2007 at 1:26 pm

    I know Hostas don’t like a lot of water. A fair amount is ok but if you water them too much, they’ll do what you’re describing. Also, being that it is September, they are getting to the end of the season and they’ll dry up like that. Ours have been doing that same thing. There might be a correlation to being transplanted but I guess next spring/summer will tell that. Looks awesome though! 

  2. Heath
    September 17, 2007 at 2:47 am

    Yeah, some lady at Molbak’s (garden store; not sure of their reach) said the same thing. They’re protected from the pond water, though. That’s where they were originally. I’ll cut them back. The lady said they’d start growing again in the spring.

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