July Giveaway – Laguna Ponds Urban Water Bowl

I know a certain someone named Linda in New Jersey who is enjoying the soothing sounds of a brand new water feature. Linda was the winner of the Laguna Ponds Giveaway, a contest hosted by myself and the folks over at Laguna last spring. The prize was a new water feature provided by Laguna Ponds and gardens designed by yours truly.

In June we invaded Linda’s home to disrupt her life and landscape for two days to put in the water feature and new plantings. As it turns out Linda and I had a lot to talk about. She’s a poultry fanatic and a floral designer, lives on a farm and spearheads the local farmer’s market. I was tickled to be able to add to the charm of her already fabulous home.


When it came to the design of the beds around the water feature I used a combination of Linda’s favorite plants along with a few of my picks and some edibles.

I have to say thanks to Gary and the staff of Twin Pond Garden Center and Country Market. They were amazingly helpful and the garden center is something to experience. They’ve got a deli and country market there so you can get a fresh-baked apple pie, locally grown produce and some good looking plants for your garden all in one place. Now that’s what I call a one-stop-shop!

Linda is a winner for getting a brand new water feature and flower beds, I’m a winner for getting to spend a few days with my friends at Laguna, and we want you to be a winner too. In the comments section below tell me how you would use a Laguna Ponds Urban Water Bowl for a chance to win one. I’ll select a winner at random on Wednesday July 31, 2013.

Congratulations to Suzanne Mullen! You are the winner of the Laguna Ponds Urban Water Bowl! Your comment was selected using Random.org. Check your email for next steps. Thank you to everyone who entered. More giveaways are coming so check back.


450 Responses to July Giveaway – Laguna Ponds Urban Water Bowl

  1. Annette Howard says:

    I love the sound of water! I would live near the ocean if I could but I can not at this time so I do my best to surround myself with the sounds of water. It’s good for the birds and the bees and for me!
    I would place this in my garden for all of us to enjoy! There is nothing like the sound of water to give peace to my heart and soul…

  2. Jean Janes says:

    We are building a gazebo in our backyard. This water feature would really accent the ambience. My Shih tzu Gabriella loves to meditate near running water.

  3. Jeanne says:

    I would use this water feature to enhance the features in our new yard (we are just moving in) and to mask the sounds of the neighbors. :) Thank you for the chance!

  4. nathan hice says:

    This is really an unusual reason, I’m sure. I just bought a Victorian home built in 1902 in the easter part of Cincinnati. I’m trying to renovate and restore exterior to the original style of the era. I also just got a brand new puppy who I have obviously already spoiled rotten. While I have a fenced backyard, he seems to be afraid of the rain or water in general. He will not go out to do his business if there is water coming down in any fashion. I hope to put this out by my back deck and help Brutus get used to the sound of water and not be afraid. HELP!

  5. Rebecca says:

    This is the first year I’ve had the free time to have flowers around my porch. I’m hoping to get it painted soon and find flower boxes for the rails. My houseplants are doing great there. I’ve been thinking an indoor-outdoor rug would be nice. Every morning when I sit out there in the swing I think a fountain of some kind would be the finishing touch.

  6. Paul Wismer says:

    My back yard is pretty bare now. I’d love to get something back there to honer my mother. She enjoyed sitting outside or by the back patio door and watching the birds.

    Paul Wismer

  7. Sue Scully says:

    About 7 years ago, I redid an outside storage area with a new fence and new planters strategically placed with a bloodgood maple in the center. I have a peony in each planters (my absolutely favorite plant) and other blooming plants that bloom through the seasons.
    I call it my “Angel Garden” I have a large stone angel in the corner and other angels hanging here and there. It is a very special place to me and a perfect spot to enjoy the beauty, and to have quiet time for prayer and contemplation.
    The Laguna Ponds Water Bowl would be a special and lovely addition to my Angel Garden and would increase the beauty and the spiritual aspect of it.

  8. Darcy DePauw says:

    I recently moved from the chilly Chicago area into a retirement community in VA. I have a small pie-shaped, fenced back yard that contains only grass, one tree (and birds) at present. I am planning on adding a small patio and garden beds in this small space soon. If I won this water bowl, I would be able to incorporate this into the landscaping plans, and enjoy it for a longer period of time in this temperate climate. Our birds would also benefit!

  9. Lori says:

    OMG!! What a great addition this would make to my patio! I have just moved and my current yard is a blank slate. I am teaching my grandchildren all about gardening. We planted vegetables in raised beds and now need another project. Adding a water feature is perfect!!

  10. Bob Laramee says:

    I would place it as a central point in my back yard. It would have to be deep enough for the fish to avoid the egrets and/or the herons that have been known to empty a back yard fish pond. I love the sound of running water so I would hope that the pond would have a bubbler to both refresh the water with oxygen and provide the sound of moving water.

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