Our garden's most outstanding feature is our large pond connected to a smaller pond by a stream and waterfall. Just outside our bedroom window is another water feature — our take on a Japanese tsukubai — which gives us the gentle splash of water to lull us to sleep nightly. I think we would both admit, however, that we enjoy our small water features just as much as the larger ones. If I create one final garden, I will certainly design a spot for this bowl by potter Dan Toberer.
I would even try to figure out if this indented rock could be moved with us! Mark found it when we first began the garden 20 years ago.
When Matt Wieneke built our driveway and beautiful rock wall, he used as many big stones with indentations as he could find. They fill up after every rainfall and are bird magnets.
This ceramic bowl by local potter Mark Skudlarek used to hold a waterlily. But it lost its sunny spot when we did the driveway project. Since then it's been moved around the garden while we try to decide where it should go and how it should be used. It had filled up with rainwater from our big series of storms, so I floated a daylily flower and a Hosta leaf in it just before a group came to tour the garden.