On our first walk through the new property, I spotted what looked like a rock water slide. We were on a mission, so I didn’t take time to explore the area, but I made a point to come back to see exactly what the rock was. The trail is behind the waterfall in the image below and I could see the flat rocks from the trail. When I carefully made my way down, I found a hidden gem. I was thrilled to find that it really is a rock creek bed. Unfortunately it’s not steep enough to slide down, but it creates a permanent creek bed and a small waterfall. An enchanting waterfall garden.
I determined then and there that I would need to create a special garden in this little gem, a sanctuary where I could escape the chaos and relax.
It’s going to take quite a bit of work to clear it out and then try to find natural plants that will grow in there to add a touch of color.
The water comes down the waterfall and cuts around the corner. Its been cutting into the rock wall, creating a spot underneath the rock overhang. Its hard to see in this picture because of the shadows.
The rock wall extends around the garden and ends with this tree that grew along the edge. It amazes me how resilient nature is, that this tree found a way to thrive along this rock cliff.
See the waterfall garden in winter for a stunning backdrop.
About the Author: Barbra-Sue Kowalski grew up on a small hobby farm. She was always drawn to farm life, however, she was stuck in an urban life far from her roots. Barbra-Sue was a single mom for 13 years, raising her 3 children on her own. She met Philip in 2018 and they married in 2021. Between the two of them, they have 5 grown children and 4 grandchildren. These empty nesters are following their dreams! As they both turn 50, they are building their off-grid homestead to live the life that they dream about. Learn more about Philip and Barbra-Sue here. Contact them here. To leave a comment on this post, please scroll down.