In the garden: Special effects at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
This is my favorite kind of water feature: A thin sheet of water barely flowing over an edge:
Of course, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens works on the grand scale (with the grand budget). But I could still steal the basic idea!
Most of the archways I have seen like this have been done with rebar, and have been much narrower. I like the breadth of this arc. Again, I don't know if I could work to this scale. But it's fun to think about.
And finally, I just like the shape of these bowls; I think they're made out of concrete. The vertical, triangular pine contrasts well with the shallow circle formed by the bowl. These would be nice just to scatter about; dunno about putting perennials in them, though.