“We are extremely excited to be part of the Nat Geo WILD family and look forward to sharing our love for the water feature lifestyle with viewers around the world. Stay tuned for more information!” says – Greg Wittstock- (Owner-CEO) I first met Greg Wittstock in the late 90’s and we kinda hit it off […]Read More Aquascape Goes Wild, Nat Geo Wild
From the Article, and links(link to park website) to the sight ::: With its Hercules statue towering above a massive water cascade, romantic gardens and castle, Germanys Bergpark Wilhelmshoehe has long been a marvel of baroque landscape design. As of last month, its also a UNESCO world heritage site. More from the article ::: The […]Read More German Baroque Water Park Makes Splash
This is how I . . . Build a StreamRead More An Appreciation of Stone(50)
This was from the sketchbook(moleskine), and was done on-site so I could show the contractor what I was thinking about in reference to the space. The idea for the space was to add a waterfall and a small body of water right up near the pool’s edge. The drawing in black and white was good […]Read More From the sketchbook (sorta’)
I’m not really sure if someone here is trying to pull our leg or not, but the guy operating the crane seems serious enough. If true, then these guys are batshit crazy. I mean WTH? I can only say I won’t be hiring these “dudes”. The video is weird, then kind of boring . . […]Read More Mowing “Around” the Pond?
[The interplay of stone and water.]Read More An Appreciation of Stone (37)
This afternoon I was sitting at my second favorite diner eating breakfast after a tough morning. How tough a morning? How about root canal tough, that’s tough. Anyway as I was gingerly eating my ham and cheese omelet and sipping coffee my attention wandered to the scene outside . . . Snow . . . […]Read More This years 1st Snowflake
[The stones that hold the stream edge together sell the illusion.]Read More An Appreciation of Stone (33)
[ This little stream was the #1topic. ] A couple of post back I talked about the workshop I held on designing and building waterfeatures and of all the jobs we looked on this day the above stream was easily the most discussed waterfeature. The workshop attendees had me go into great detail about […]Read More Breaking down a Stream, a Teaching ah-ha!
When most folks think of Niagara Falls; it’s images like this, we think of. [Bridal Veil Falls overlook,on the American side.] I very much enjoyed the visit, we spent a full day on the Canadian side, and close to a full day on the American side. What I feel fortunate about is all the small […]Read More Three Sisters Islands at Niagara Falls
Back tonight from a week long trip to Canada, a few days in Hamilton for the workshops,and then off and about to look at several other places. This includes some “vacation” time in Niagara Falls. “Niagara Falls . . . slowly I turned, step-by-step”. Do you recognize this quote? More later, on the trip and […]Read More Back from Talking Water
I’ve been given the title of keynote speaker for a one day symposium at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton, Ontario this Sunday MAKING A SPLASH: A natural approach to water gardens Sunday, October 21; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; RBG Centre, 680 Plains Road West, Burlington Here’s a teaser from the page on the […]Read More Talking Water
[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 […]Read More Ripple Effects
Links, links, links . . . a few things I have run across the past week or so that may be of interest to someone in the field of landscape design. Or; heck, anyone who has interest in stuff outdoors. Wittstock makes some changes. Greg Wittstock the owner and visionary of Aquascapes has made a […]Read More Random Thoughts and Sites
“Selling the Illusion” . . . A while back I got into a Blog conversation with Kim over at Blackswamp Girl(great name) about Home Shows and the views, and the gardens, and a little of what goes into creating a look to capture those in attendance. Having done many a home show in earlier years, […]Read More Reliving those Home Show Moments