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Water Features With Rick Perry
Thursday, June 20, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Falling Waters Gardens
17516 Washington 203, Monroe, WA 98272
Water is an important element in a garden. A water feature can be magical when nicely designed, fits the space and is built properly. If ill-conceived or poorly constructed, it can turn into an expensive headache for our clients.
Rick Perry designed his first water feature for his parents when he was 15 and he’s been at it ever since. He has won multiple awards at the NWFGS including the “Peoples’ Choice” award. He has designed and built award-winning gardens for WALP and he has been featured twice on HGTV’s “Landscapers’ Challenge”. And if this weren’t enough, he has been interviewed for articles appearing in Koi World and Sports Illustrated to name just a few.
We have invited Rick, Principal and Designer of Falling Water Design, to share with us some of his knowledge, insights and tricks of the trade. He will discuss the different types of water features, what to think about when siting them, things we need to know about the equipment and how to avoid some of the most common installation and maintenance problems. These are all things we should know in order to help our clients make wise decisions.
So, before we lead our clients into perilous waters, please join us for APLDWA’s June program which will be at Rick’s nursery, Falling Water Gardens in Monroe WA. He will show us firsthand what goes into making a variety of water features including the ones with fish. In addition to gleaning insights into designing better water features, we can also stroll through his garden and nursery and enjoy light refreshments.
Cost for this event:
APLDWA Members: $25; Nonmembers: $50
Refreshments will be provided
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