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5 Amazing Landscaping Rocks for Indoor Streams

Do you want to build an indoor stream?, we have got you covered. You do not need to have headaches over the choice of landscaping rocks. Different rocks have their unique features and beauty.

Landscaping rocks give your indoor stream a beautiful tone and view. Some of these rocks add warmth and bring brightness to shady areas. Rocks are pivotal to landscaping a beautiful indoor stream. Most modern or Polynesian landscape themes use rocks.

If you are interested in landscaping, such as long beach landscaping, picking out the right stones is necessary. However, there are lots of rocks available for indoor streams. You must first understand these rocks and their unique feature and uniqueness to make a perfect choice.

5 Amazing Landscaping Rocks for Indoor Streams

Landscaping Rocks for Indoor Streams

We have made a list of five fantastic landscaping rocks for indoor streams. You can read through and select your choice rock.

  • Large Stones

Large stones are big, decorative, and functional stones for landscaping. Large stones’ size range from small cars to the size of a football. Large stones can serve various purposes on your property. They could be used as barriers to your garden or other places.

Also, large stones are placed within indoor streams to give it the natural look of a stream. Large stones can help bring to light these features while giving you fantastic landscaping. Large stones can be placed alone or placed with plants.

  • River Rock

These rocks are small, medium-sized rocks with sizes of about ¼ inch to 6 inches. River rocks are smooth in texture and larger than pea gravel. The river rocks are not heat tolerant as they retain warmth.

It isn’t advisable to place river rocks close to plants that need their roots cool. River rocks, when placed in the sizeable serpentine path, can bring the look of a dry river bed to light. The river rock could serve other purposes and still look amazing.

You could make use of the medium to large-sized river rocks to create beautiful decorations in your gardens. With the river rocks, you could enjoy the river beds view or dry creek beds.

  • Gravel

There are majorly two types of gravel; crushed and pea gravel. Each gravel has its functions. For instance, the crushed gravel is best placed on the top layer of an unpaved driveway. It best serves as an underlayer for the French drain for indoor streams because of its rough edges. Also, it is not supposed to be used in areas people walk barefooted.

The pea gravel is much more smooth and tiny with an appealing visual. The pea gravel is also versatile. In Japanese gardens, the rocks are more common and are used to stimulate ponds. Pea gravels are great for gardens as they do not retain heat. They can serve as an attractive mulch. They could also be used for traffic pathways.

  • Mexican beach pebbles

These small rocks are beautiful and classy. Most homeowners love these rocks as they are smooth and look elegant. These beach pebbles come in grayish-black color. These pebbles are mostly used for gardens and edging patios.

However, they can also be used for indoor streams as they bring sophistication to your home. The Mexican beach pebbles are usually hard to find and expensive.

  • Flagstones

These stones are wide and flat. They serve as great stepping stones. Mostly flagstones are used to create dramatic looks in landscaping. They usually come with artistic and creative looks.

Small pebbles are typically combined with flagstones to create unique stepping stones, garden paths, and walkways. Flagstones and many large rocks are usually combined to create a fabulous indoor stream look. Flagstones bring a natural look to your landscape, and they last for a lifetime.

More Rocks to Check-out

You might want to see more rocks that you can use for landscaping your indoor stream. We have provided more options below.

  • Lava Rocks

These rocks are from volcanoes and have bold colors. They are beautiful for landscape designs, including gardens. The rocks can absorb heat during the day and release it at night. These rocks are light, and you can quickly spread them.

  • Marble chips

These rocks are famous for kitchen counters. They are beautiful and could be used for additional decorative features.

When choosing a rock for your indoor stream, you must select the perfect rock. Whatever landscaping designs you have in mind, ensure you get complimentary rocks to support your landscaping designs.

Different rocks could be combined to create your desired look. You could also make use of professional landscape builders to make your dream come true.




Proposal Idea

A Ferris wheel restaurant that embraces Edmonton’s foodie and food truck culture, while at the same time celebrating our gorgeous river valley.

What will you build?

Part Ferris wheel, part food truck restaurant, all Edmonton. It’s a slow-moving Ferris wheel; where at the base of the ride is a hook-up for food trucks to park. The passenger seats do not face the direction of the wheel, but instead face outside. Each gondola on the Ferris wheel includes a drop-down table that the passengers sit behind. As the Ferris wheel goes around, passing the window of the food truck, they order and receive their drink, entree, main course or dessert. When passengers are finished eating, they disembark.

Where will you build it?

Somewhere along the river valley bank (either north or south), so that passengers have a lovely view while they eat.

How does your idea define or embody Edmonton?

It embraces the foodie culture of the city, while allowing food of any type to be offered at this “restaurant”, depending on who the featured food truck may be. By positioning it near the river valley, it also embraces the iconic beauty of Edmonton’s main attraction.




Proposal Idea

Create the world’s largest treehouse in one of the parks in Edmonton.

What will you build?

The treehouse would look natural and blend in with its surroundings, but be made of winter-resistant materials. It would feature a wine bar, kids’ playground, restaurant, and space to enjoy live music. The vision of the idea is a place that can be enjoyed by Edmontonians of any age, in any season.

Where will you build it?

In any park overlooking the river valley.

How does your idea define or embody Edmonton?

Edmontonians are so adventurous, so eager to explore new things, and are so passionate about nature, particularly our gorgeous river valley. We constantly surprise the world by our love of the outdoors, even in the dead of winter. This is a place that can be enjoyed by Edmontonians of any age, in any season, whether the leaves are falling in autumn or the birds are chirping in spring.




Proposal Idea

To have a gondola connecting downtown with Old Strathcona

What will you build?

Three gondola stations in the city will provide an efficient transportation method to connect two pedestrian centres as well as provide a spectacular view of our North Saskatchewan River Valley from up above.

Where will you build it?

The stations would be located at the Shaw Conference Centre, one near RE/MAX Field, and one at the parking lot across from the Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market.

How does your idea define or embody Edmonton?

The idea shows Edmonton as a proud northern city that is willing to take chances, connecting the fabric of our city with lines through the air.




Proposal Idea

Altering the connected grid of social and service spaces in the river valley for increased winter use by adding temporary nodes that reduce travel time between spaces and provide programming that will draw additional users in to the river valley. From semi-enclosed shelters for warming or weather protection, to actively programmed and serviced temporary facilities, the opportunities are endless.

What will you build?

Portable ‘pavilions’ to supplement the existing natural landmarks, creating activated winter hubs.

Where will you build it?

The North Saskatchewan River trail network, initially set along River Valley Road, as this is currently an actively travelled network and would provide the most support to the program spaces.

How does your idea define or embody Edmonton?

Edmonton is a winter city, a festival city, a design city. Both intersecting and connecting our Capital Region is the North Saskatchewan River Valley. Home to an abundance of amenities and gathering sites in summer months, its use and four-season appeal freezes over in step with the river.




Proposal Idea
Bringing a longtime tradition from central Europe to Edmonton by creating Advent or Christmas villages throughout the city in December.

What will you build?
Utilizing the green shacks, a small space could be created and rented out to vendors to display crafts and Christmas items for sale. Each vendor would be responsible for decorating the structures in Christmas decor.

Where will you build it?
Churchill Square, Legislative Grounds, Muttart Conservatory, Whyte Ave, 118 Ave, 124 Street, and any community league facility interested.

How does your idea define or embody Edmonton?
It embodies the idea of Edmonton as a friendly winter city where people get out and embrace the winter and the Christmas spirit.




Proposal Idea

Submit images of everyday life in Edmonton with the hashtag #OneEdmonton. Image examples could be selfies, scenery, or just everyday life of Edmonton and its people that are shared with the community by projecting them on the sides of buildings.

What will you build?

The ability to project images from a community-sourced library onto the side of an entire building.

Where will you build it?

Perhaps the new library once its finished.

How does your idea define or embody Edmonton?

Sharing a community-sourced image gallery of Edmonton and its people on a giant scale.




Proposal Idea

To create an innovative retail space that embodies the best of farmers’ markets, startup spaces and neighbourhood gathering places. This project will also create a destination in the flats of Rossdale that will enhance our new iconic bridge, bring additional life and positive activity to our river valley, and support local startups and established retail and food-based businesses.

What will you build?

Our proposal is to create a container park within the existing structure of the Rossdale Power Plant. The containers would be outfitted as flexi-spaces; some of which would be for retail and some that would be set up for food service. Third floor containers would be set up as office space, meeting rooms, and commercial prep kitchens. All of these containers would be for rent with flexibility for short term (even hourly) or longer-term arrangements.

The centre courtyard would be developed into a custom garden with a fully integrated custom playground. The concept is that during the day it can be a gathering place for families, and in the evening it will be a visually appealing central garden area that adds to the enjoyment of a cocktail and sharing plates.

Within the space, there could also be an area for various forms of entertainment, an indoor running track, as well as indoor and outdoor food truck areas.

Where will you build it?

Rossdale Power Plant, if viable, but it could be located anywhere down in the flats around Rossdale.

How does your idea define or embody Edmonton?

This project embraces both the history of Edmonton and forward-thinking innovation. It is an inclusive space for families or for an adult evening out. It can be an alternate space for our senior mall walkers as well as an amazing, beautiful and engaging play space for our youngest citizens. In short, it is our Edmonton where no one is left out, where we embrace our diversity in demographic and in culture and we work, play and socialize together.




Proposal Idea

Introduce saunas in the river valley, giving Edmontonians increased opportunity to stay and play in our beautiful outdoor spaces in the winter. Many other wintery countries have a long history of enjoying winter saunas.

What will you build?

Edmonton’s first outdoor sauna. The contrast of the cold of winter with the heat of a sauna is like nothing else! Outdoor saunas will bring Edmontonians together to enjoy the winter beauty of our city.

Where will you build it?

There are many locations that could host Edmonton’s first outdoor sauna. The location should take into consideration natural surroundings, and proximity to existing infrastructure such as public washrooms, change rooms, parking, etc.

How does your idea define or embody Edmonton?

The river valley is the pride and joy of Edmontonians, connecting various parts of the city, and connecting Edmontonians to nature. Placing a sauna in the river valley gives Edmontonians a new way to experience it, and another reason to get outside in the winter. If this sauna is built, and Edmontonians demonstrate that they “wanna sauna”, this idea could easily grow.

Edmonton has a gifted design community, and the sauna is a very malleable medium. Edmonton artists, architects and designers could be invited to design saunas in other parts of our river valley, big or small. This could be a very unique way to showcase our design community while providing much needed winter infrastructure for Edmontonians. With several saunas to visit, Edmontonians could complete the “sauna tour” and make a point of visiting every one of Edmonton’s river valley saunas each winter.