Ripple Effects

A babbling brook

[Double falls and a very shallow stream.]

Found this looking for examples of shallow streams that I consider a babbling brook type of stream.

A couple of upflow filters, a stream that is about 4.0′ wide, and only a inch or so deep. Lots of babbling, and lots of eddy’s for the birds to drop into.

How it’s done:

The only way to get that rippling effect is to layer in a lot of small very flat stones, foaming them down tight to force the water over the top . . . not underneath. Or the lazy mans way of stream building-filling with small rock/gravel . . . sign or a real amateur.

By Rick Anderson

The Whispering Crane Institute was originally formed to act as the umbrella organization for the Philosophy of Design Symposium, and other seminars and workshops given by Rick Anderson and Richard L. Dube’. In the year 2000 WCI became a sole proprietorship owned by Rick Anderson. Today the WCI provides design and consultation services for Landscape Contractors, acts as a Green Industry think tank, and provides training for others in the form of workshops, seminars, and individual consulting. The WCI also provides written material, opinions, case-studies and how-to articles for industry trade magazines.

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