29 July 2013

Prepare to Be Wowed!! Aqualine - another stop on the Strathcona County Garden Tour

If you love water gardens like I do, then this tour will be like chocolate for a sweets lover.  (I am both, just ask my husband!)  A few years ago my son put in a pond with a small waterfall and we loved it!  We spent a lot of time in the back yard, sitting around the fire pit which is conveniently located close to the pond.  We had fish at one time but overwintering them indoors became a bit of a chore.  We also had water lilies...again overwintering required taking a lot of room in the fridge because a pond has to be at least 3 feet deep here for a water lily and/or fish to survive our winters.  We had lovely little reeds, a unicorn rush, water irises, and a few others.  We tried water lettuce but it doesn't get enough shade so it scorches sadly.  The pond was our favourite feature and likely a huge selling feature when we sold the house last summer.  (I miss it so much but with all the kids moving out it didn't make sense to keep such a big house.)

This visit to Aqualine near Sherwood Park, Alberta was like a Caramilk bar for me....a large one!  I got a good water fix!!  I hope you enjoy it too.  There are fountains, water lilies, ponds, and waterfalls galore here!  My son Matt would find it difficult to leave, had he been able to join us.

Do you remember this guy?

Thank you for joining me and getting a little wet.

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Gary said...

Beautiful!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Betty Luckhurst said...

What a wonderful place to visit! Your photos are awesome!

We had a medium-sized fish pond at a house we rented and had so much fun with it--water plants, wild ducklings (lots of them!) and so many huge goldfish! There are also abandoned quarries in New Zealand that have been bought and turned into water gardens.

EG CameraGirl said...

Very, very cool. I like water gardens although I don't have one myself.

Irene said...

What a great place to visit! Love water gardens too :)

Gerald (SK14) said...

some lovely fountains on show


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