placing rocks around pond
I have dug out a pond from what was swampy area at my place. The water rises and falls witht he ground water levels. This photo was taken in the spring when water was high.
The pond currently has about 8" water in it, but it will rise again over the next few months. Plant choices are obviously interesting but right now I am trying to figure out where to put the rocks that got dropped in the path.
I asked the question about how to physically place the stones in the Gardening with Stone forum, but here I am asking: where should I put them? What design principles should I be following?
Some of the best advice I got once was that rocks should look like they are rising from the soil, rather than plunked down on top of it. So that's important to remember. And also, that the lines of the rocks should all run the same way.
In practical terms, I was kind of hoping to use the rocks as a way of getting down to the water at its various levels.
When the water is low, I'd like it to look like a dry stream bed.
This may not be enough info, but any general advice about my choices here would be appreciated.