Please help me design the view of my pond
This is our pond, viewed from an upstairs window. It's about 3/4 acre pond. You are looking west. The big tree is an old ash, to the left is a giant black cherry. From g pond
There are some beautiful mature trees in the hedgerow. The light green grass is the mown path. We own the field behind the hedgerow.
I want this view to be more interesting and inviting. I can envision a path being seen behind the trees, but am unsure as to whether is should continue straight, or curve to the left, or start from between the trees or from the right of the ash.
Should I create a big open circle around the ash and black cherry?
I'd like to use large ornamental grasses in the design, but should I put them on the far side of the pond, or the near side of the pond?
I'm a hardcore amateur gardener, so am not looking for specific plant suggestions, but rather overall layout and flow. I'm interested in hearing about spaces, paths, plant placement, balance, etc.
The tall evergreens are Norway spruce, tall and fast growing. The shorter ones are blackhills spruce, shorter and slower growing.
This aerial view shows the relationship between pond on the lower left and the house on the right. See the field behind the hedgerow and pond. From temp
In the fall there is some nice native color. View from patio.
I know it's Christmas week and everybody's busy, and just to let you know I'm not in any hurry. I'm a regular on the perennials and other forums so am often checking in.