Summertime is the stock-tank pond’s shining season.
Situated as a focal point at one end of the garden, the pond is viewable from many angles. A circular stone path runs all the way around it. The gravel path at back-left leads into the hillside garden.
But forget the long view right now. Up close is where all the action is, like this blue dragonfly that struck a pose for me.
And dazzling ‘Colorado’ water lilies
Dwarf ‘Helvola’s buttery stars float on the surface.
But erect stems hold aloft ‘Colorado’s coral-pink blossoms. Soon the burgundy-leaved crinum behind them will flower. Do you see the flower scape?
Something is always happening in the summer pond. Where’s the action in your garden?
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