Garden Music

“If there is magic on the planet, it is contained in the water,” American philosopher and natural science writer Loren Eiseley once observed. Certainly anyone who’s sat on a bench by a garden pond has experienced that magic firsthand. The moments we spend quietly watching the wind blowing tree limbs or waves rippling on a pond are precious few—and they provide us with a reflective time to relax and enjoy all a natural landscape has to offer.

Just ask Mark Harp, a Western Washington landscape designer and owner of The Pond Store, located in Sumner, Washington. He’s spent the last fourteen years on a quest to eradicate high-maintenance residential lawns and has transformed literally hundreds of…


About the Author
Larry Lynch
Former photographers' agent, commercial producer, copywriter, on-camera performer, voice-over talent, actor. Husband, father, a REALTOR® since 2003, and primary photographer for the Shop Tyler Homes team.