Actually, they are in a Verne Pershing Pond Creation. Before the work ever began, Verne and his creative collaborator Cary Friar, sat, stood, & meandered around our backyard for days – at different times of the day – before ever moving any earth, as their minds formed this creation. Then they shared their plans with us, for which my non-visionary mind could not encompass. Luckily my wife could, and the unearthing began.
Many of the granite rocks showed up on site marked with yellow string, which designated a hand-selected rock with a specific placement in mind. It was amazing to watch the movement and dry setting of the rock, as Verne found the perfect spot for their final placement. Like a magician; a little abracadabra of the pond liner, and within days our pond was born.
All right, maybe a little more work than that; as his team worked for endless hours placing those rocks, moving the earth and finalizing our own unbelievable Verne Pershing Pond Creation. The California Native Habitat landscape capped off the design, many of the plants for which were propagated by Verne.
After having the pond for a week, we have had the opportunity to look closely at the detail. The rocks fit so naturally into the scene; even the hand-selected rock for the waterfall appears to have eroded by the streaming water over countless years, yet really only in place for a week.
We would highly recommend a Pond Creation from Verne Pershing, The Art of Gardening.