informal granite paving stones (above and left) lead around the edges of the pond,
where the designers planted ferns, pickerelweed, arrow arum, fox sedge, and blue flag iris.
They aid in keeping the pond water oxygenated and healthy. Several small granite bridges
(below) bring architectural interest while aiding explorers. When it was heavily shaded, the
pond (facing page) eutrophied and lost its ability to retain oxygen. Removing some trees was
part of the effort to bring it back to health. It is now ringed with tupelo, dwarf fothergilla,
blueberry, red twig dogwood, and azalea.