Reflecting pool and terraced formal gardens on Cantigny historic estate in Wheaton Illinois

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Reflecting pool and terraced formal gardens on Cantigny historic estate in Wheaton Illinois

By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer For thousands of years, architects have used reflecting pools to create breathtaking views of monuments, temples, castles and palaces. The Taj Mahal and Lincoln Memorial have two of the most famous reflection ponds; these clear, still water features are found in sacred places throughout the world. Your home doesn’t have to be a palace or temple to have a reflecting pond. They can simply reflect a scenic tree line, mountain backdrop, a small structure, a garden or your home. Continue reading for more reflecting pool information. What are Reflecting Pools? Reflecting pools are water features that generally do not have fish, plants, waterfalls or fountains. Their main purpose is to create a scenic reflection and they can be designed to fit into formal or natural garden styles. Formal reflecting pools are usually rectangular or round and created with bricks or perfectly cut stone. Natural reflecting

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