We have been Published
in National magazines
This larger pondless waterfall was on the magazine cover of Architectural Digest. This pondless waterfall was constructed in the town of Watermill in South Hampton of Long Island NY. This property is surrounded by acres
of land and the waterfall has a great visual, facing this large log cabin custom built home.
Aquascape Designs, who is one of the largest
water feature product distributors in the U.S., asked Pond Paradise Designs to be involved in creating and building this water feature.
I was honored to be asked to help design and construct this water feature in this beautiful location by Aquascape Designs.
The water feature was a successful build and
it was a great experience working with the one
and only Ed Beaulieu, the renowned legendary water feature specialist of Aquascape Designs.
The home owner enjoys this beautiful water
feature and has guests stay at this home.
They are fascinated with the beauty of this waterfall in the outside natural surroundings.
Rob with Ed Beaulieu of
Watermill, South Hampton NY
Pond Paradise Designs has been in a few magazines over the years. Our superior
water feature art has been published in national magazines and I have recieved
very high ranking in photo contests and won awards. I was honored to be published.
In the future with our unique artistic ability, Pond Paradise Designs is capable to
be in more magazine articles and books. I do not pursue to advertise and to promote
this way. If I am asked by a publisher to be in a magazine or book, I would probably
accept the offer and be glad to share my water features with the world.
Pond Paradise Designs.....
You can have a very nice garden with a pond, lawn, shrubs, and some perennial or
annual plants for color. But when the flowers fade and the shrubs are green and
dormant for winter, it's the structure, or hardscape, in a garden that can make things
really intersting and attractive.
Year - long Interest
Hardscape - elements such as arbors, sculptures, gazebos, potting sheds, obelisks, fountains, fences, trellises, stone, bricks, benches, and other permanent features
offers interest all year long. That's especially important in colder climates when there
maybe little color in the garden. And since we can't always be in our gardens, structures
give us something interesting to look at from indoors.
Depending on your taste, as well as the style of your garden and your house, these elements may be fanciful or formal, ornate or simple, contemporary, rustic or Victorian.
They can be subtle colors or vibrant focal points. People want a garden and want color,
but more important is the layout. If you have the space, you want to create vistas and destinations. A water feature is always a great destination, but an arbor or a pergola,
which is a long, stretched version of an arbor, is a way to draw visitors to the pond.
A gazebo is the ultimate outdoor room. When placed beside
a backyard pond and stream, in a peaceful woodland setting.
Asian Pond Paradise
A place to spend tranquil time by your water feature
with a Tea House
An Asian - inspired gazebo
If an arbor is a doorway and a pergola is a hallway, the gazebo is the ultimate
outdoor room. " The gazebo is a tranquil escape and it can add more time spent by
a water feature, " says Rob Riccardo of Pond Paradsie Design in Islandia, New York. Riccardo and his dad built a attractive colorful gazebo. An Asian style teahouse for
his dad's garden. A unique one of a kind structure with incredible wood work.
A garden design sometimes begins with a idea about a place, a photo, a poem,
or some other element. In this case,the two artists hit upon the gazebo idea when
Robs father pulled out old photographs of his Navy travels to Japan. They voted to
build a different type of gazebo, a asian tea house. The yard had a nice landscape
and a few water features but had no gazebo. This was one of the finishing touches in the yard, which had years of designing and building involved.
The larger pond and much of the garden can be seen from the tea house.
The Asian feeling of the garden is enhanced by six water features and a beautiful landscape. A variety of specimen trees surround the yard such as Japanese maples, weeping blue atlas cedars, Norway spruce, Weeping cherry and more. There is also
a big variety of colorful plants throughout the yard. Mossy rocks and a few Asian
style statues are placed in strategic places in the landscape.
The entry arbor features an elaborate arch. The Riccardos highligted the tea house
and arbor arches with decorations and red and green stain. A 36 inch gong hangs in
the tea house and could be heard far away. The interior has benches to sit and relax spending quality time enjoying the view. " The tea house is like a little getaway
outside." Riccardo said.
Similar structures can be as simple or as elaborate as resources will afford.
For this client, the Riccardos designed four ponds with water falls, a stream and two
besalt rock fountainscapes nearby. This is a backyard Pond Paradise.
A Backyard Paradise
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