Water in Art

Water Art

Creating Natural Garden Art

A beautiful garden is a place of peace and solace, but many people want more. Those who like bright colors often choose to add ceramic art pieces to their gardens, but this is not always best for those who want to commune with nature. Gardens are not necessarily all natural, but their elements usually mimic the natural world. Garden ponds, brooks and fountains have become an important part of garden art.

Creation of a garden pond is a serious undertaking, and it needs a sizable area. Ponds can be entirely regulated and the water pumped for aeration, or they may be natural looking ponds that have turf grown in them to hold water. Those with no pump mechanism rely on nature, and the pond will fill and empty naturally with the local weather conditions. In the end, the garden will contain an artfully designed water feature.

For those who do not have the resources for a pond, a small brook may be their answer. A water path can be chosen, and a plastic lining can be added to keep the water in place. Once that is done, rocks and small stones are added on top of the lining to create a natural look. A pump is necessary for the brook to flow, and a small waterfall is generally used to cover it. This adds a lively water feature to any garden, and it is considered worth the effort to create a natural piece of garden art.

Water moving adds its own charm to any area, and a garden is a natural place for this feature. There are many options today, and fountains made to resemble famous art pieces are available online. These are generally large pieces, and electricity and plumbing must be in place to support them. The fountain is usually placed first, and the gardener can then add appropriate plants and benches for those who want to enjoy the beautiful music of falling water.