St. Louis Wildlife Haven
Edie and Rob Smith's water feature
Once they'd built their pond, Edie and Rob Smith enjoyed relaxing
outside watching the birds and animals so much, that they decided
to stay in St. Louis instead of moving to Tucson as they'd originally
- Owner: Edie and Rob Smith
- Location: St. Louis, Missouri
- Installed: 2005
- Designed and constructed by: Land Works, Inc., (with a little
help from Edie)
- Size: 20' x 40' with a 17' stream
- Equipment: Aquascape pond system with filtration, skimmer and
biofalls; 7,500 gph pump.
- Special Features: Two upper ponds, several waterfalls, a stream,
9 koi, 2 fantails and many goldfish, numerous tropical and hardy
main pond is fed by lovely waterfalls at both ends, as well as
a stream which runs along the back.
Waterfalls at the west end
quickly realize they love all living things. Bird feeders abound.
Stories of deer living nearby pop up early in conversations. The
butterfly and regular koi as well as the numerous goldfish and
a few fantails living in the main pond are all named. There are
photos of toads and turtles who came to check out the pond, as
well as the resident deer and these fawns.
Two fawn visitors
perhaps it's animals in general. Frog ornaments are tucked into
corners and life-like swans and mallards adorn the pond.
Waterfowl at the east end
Plants seem very happy here. Their yard and pond are full of a
wide variety of hardy and perennial plants that many have, as
well as the less common. They are particularly delighted with
their ruella plant which produces lavendar petunia-like blooms
just about all summer. They've successfully grown this beautiful
as well as this unusual Spider lily.
Hope they continue to stay in St. Louis a long time!