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I think you need to land somewhere in between... use the driftwood, but less rocks. I'd lay the driftwood across the falls, like it just tumbled there from above. Lean it up on one side and kind of diagonally across, if that makes sense. Too many rocks makes it look too jumbled.
 

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I think you need to land somewhere in between... use the driftwood, but less rocks. I'd lay the driftwood across the falls, like it just tumbled there from above. Lean it up on one side and kind of diagonally across, if that makes sense. Too many rocks makes it look too jumbled.
Agree, a bit too much on it but better than totally empty.
 

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Yep me too agree, too busy w/all that stuff. I also liked the first picture w/just the flat rocks on top and w/o all the rocks in front of whatever that is behind them.
 
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I like the rocks you added to the falls. Maybe try the driftwood someplace else.
 
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I think it looks nice. I love your turned over urn, the pagoda, the bird statue, and all the flowers.

The rocks look fine to me but I think I would move the driftwood.
 
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Just to add in one more variable (I agree that hitting a happy medium in between the first & second photos would be optimal) I personally would have used a couple of the rocks to create a plant pocket & tucked in some Forget-me-not along one of the sides.
 
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Just to add in one more variable (I agree that hitting a happy medium in between the first & second photos would be optimal) I personally would have used a couple of the rocks to create a plant pocket & tucked in some Forget-me-not along one of the sides.
Wright in the water flowing from the waterfall??
 
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Yup! My forget-me-not loves the flowing water:

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I just used medium sized rocks to create a bit of a dam that could hold enough pea gravel to anchor the roots while it got established. I do have to trim it back regularly throughout the growing season, to keep it from growing completely across the fall! I really like the way it creeps up & over the side rocks & softens the edge. I have done a similar thing with corkscrew rush & taro on my smaller (shadier) waterfall. Don't have a good picture of those on my computer right now, though.
 

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This is one of my waterfalls, the creeping charlie grows beautifully in the flowing water.
I let it get overgrown, the rock is around 2 feet wide. Another plant filter lol
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That was before I pulled out two big armfuls. They form a beautiful filtering mat, but they were just a bit too much for the waterfall!
 
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So forget-me-nots and creeping charlie will grow in water?
 

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Blue water forget me not and creeping jenny do well. The creeping jenny prefers to be dirt anchored then it grows out into the water.
 
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I find the forget me nots do better if they have a bit of soil to anchor to as well - definitely a shallow marginal. But they will grow into the water very quickly - they form a nice dense root mat from all the silt they filter out.
 
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