By Renae Frey

Beautiful Pond Ideas for the Farm

Beautiful Pond Ideas for the Farm

Hey Friends! I’m so glad that you are here. I could really use your help. We had a lovely orchard with Peaches, Pears, Plums, Apples, Cherries, Persimmons and Figs. We also grew grapes in the vinyard out front. Sadly, we lost them all due to smoke choke after the terrible fires that hit our community last fall. As sad as I was, and still am, about losing all of these wonderful trees and vines that I nutured for so many years-I look at it as an opportunity to do something different this time around.

Isn’t this gorgeous?!

I am thinking about putting a reflecting pool or pond in the front pasture. You would be able to see it as you drive down our long driveway. Not only would it be pretty to look at, it would be a fun place to hang out when the weather is nice. I could see my garnd babies having a ball playing in it. So, here are some pond ideas that I have been dreaming about for the farm.

I love the formality of this reflecting pool.

Even though, we live on a farm, I like things a bit more formal. I like clean lines. I’m attracted to the columns at the end of this pool.

I love the fountain in the middle of this pool. I want to keep the water moving and a fountain would really draw your eye to it.

OOH, look at this one. Everything around makes it so pretty.

I absolutely LOVE the urns on each corner of this pond. It’s makes me so giddy!

As I was going through all of my pond idea pics, I had this one in there three times, I gues you can tell which way I am leaning.

This one is lovely as well. I like the idea of the water plants and the fountains.

Oh my goodness! Just looking through this post makes my heart so happy. Building a pond on the farm is on the 2021 project list. I’m not sure if this project will get done this year. However, my husband should limit his business travel, as he may come home with me sitting in a tractor digging an enormous hole in the pasture.

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Hugs and blessings to you,


Ssh! Don’t tell my husband,

14 thoughts on “Beautiful Pond Ideas for the Farm”

  1. ellen

    I think your pictures are spectacular! What a lovely way to replace your orchard. I can’t wait to see it!

    1. Thank you. I really hope that we can pull it off this year. Hugs to you.

  2. Christine Pietras

    Beautiful ideas! I’m certain you’re going to hit it out of the park with your eye and love for nature and beauty Renae! ❣️

  3. Amy

    Urns and columns. Yep- those would be beautiful near or around the reflecting pool. I love the idea.

  4. Laura Law

    I love all of these! The urns would look great on your property! I would do the one with the arbor and put a very large urn at the end of it that would be the focal point past the arbor! Climbing vines and roses 🤗

    1. It would be lovely. I sure hope that we can pull it off this year.

  5. Too funny, Renae! I love the rectangular reflecting pools, too. We put in a pool at our last home and though it was free form with an attached spa, the sound of running water coming either over the waterfall or over the spa back into the pool was wonderful! Being able to just step in and cool off is really something I miss from our last California home. I’m sorry you were up in the terrible fires… Your poor trees!!! If it isn’t fires, it’s Arctic winds and storms… We have a pin oak out front which really didn’t do well with the cold, and two bushes limbed up into small trees which are putting out new leaves (finally) but ultimately may not leaf enough before the heat of summer… The oak is leafing but it has a ton of dead limbs and I’m thinking it needs to come out. Sad, it is 25+ years old, but would give us more light inside the house.

    Enjoy prepping for a new pool and do get a pool cover. It’ll help with the crap that wildfires gives off. We lived in Murrieta during the Witch Creek fires and the Circle Rim of fires which surrounded SW Riverside County (I forget what year it was, maybe 2012/2014??), and Charles had to clean our pool filter a number of times to really get the pool cleared out afterwards. I couldn’t go outside with my asthma and school was closed for 3 days, thankfully. I’ve shared your post at tonight’s Share Your Style #300, too. <3

    Blessings to you as you begin a new adventure reshaping your gardens,
    Barb 🙂

    1. I do not miss the fires of Southern California.
      I hope that your trees recover well.
      Hugs to you.

  6. Tammy

    Renae, a pond would look lovely on your farm. Those photos are simply breath taking. I loved the one that had water movement for the sound and tranquility. I cannot wait to see what you do.

    1. Me, too. I sure hope that we can get it done this year.
      Hugs and blessings to you.

  7. How lovely!! I love all of those! Dream on, dear friend!! I say just ask for that pond for Mother’s Day, birthday, anniversary… you get the idea. I’m coming for a visit when it’s done! Have a great weekend!!

    1. I hope that you do come for a visit. I would really love that.

  8. Diane

    I’m sure whatever one you choose, it will be BEAUTIFUL. I can’t wait to see the finished product.

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Beautiful interiors don’t have to come with an outrageous price tag. My style is what I like to call Vintage French Farmhouse, I love mixing decorating styles, especially opposites like the glitz of a chandelier dripping in crystals with a chair upholstered in worn aged leather. Refined, yet not too formal-but, livable, elegant traditional design, adding warmth and vintage elements.

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