One thing I noticed is that water features have gained popularity since the last time I attended this show. The water features ranged from small fountains, to very elaborate water features. I had fun taking pictures of my favorites.
|Unique water feature|
Many of the larger water features combined fire and water, I love that idea! This one had a gas fire pit in the center of a small pond. I checked the water, and it was cold so you could have fish and plants in the pond (I was worried the fire would make the water too hot). I would make it larger.
|Waterfalls and pond combined with fire|
This next one had a waterfall that ran into a stream. I couldn't get the whole thing in one shot. There was a bridge (bottom right) that went over the stream part. The stream was about 15 feet long. There wasn't a deep pond area so I'm not sure how the water was being cycled. I could definitely see this in my backyard.
|Waterfall and stream|
The next two shots are of a very fancy waterfall. This was definitely the most elaborate water feature at the show. This is way too fancy for me, but I wouldn't object if someone wanted to put it in my yard.
I love the lights at the bottom of the waterfall, imagine how beautiful this would be at night. The waterfall was behind a sitting area with a fire pit. Very nice.
|Elaborate waterfall sitting area|
Here is another water feature that combined water and fire. It's hard to see in this picture, but the two tall pillars are torches, and the stone in front is a water fountain. All of this was sitting in a deep pond.
|Fancy stone water feature and pond|
This last one is something that I could see blending very well into the landscape. It would be great for someone who doesn't want anything fancy, but wants to add a large water feature. I love the moss growing on the stone.
|Rock water feature|
I've been thinking about adding another water feature to my yard. This is just the inspiration I need. The second and third ones are my favorites, and look like realistic DIY projects. I would love something that combines fire and water. I'll have to do some research to see how realistic it would be to build something like this.
What do you think, do any of these water features stand out to you? Which one is your favorite?