Photos: Pond garden tour

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  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Charbel Harb, owner of Harb's Oasis, and his wife, Ruth, enjoy the oasis of their backyard, which will be part of the Tour of Ponds this year.

  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- A small waterfall adds to the harmony of the pond area in Ruth and Charbel Harb's backyard.

  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Charbel Harb's backyard pond is a 10-year project that is still in progress.

  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Constantly experimenting with new plants, Charbel Harb clips a flower at his Baton Rouge home, where his pond will be part of this year's tour.

  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Gorgeous 'Queen Elizabeth' crinum lilies bloom near the Harbs' pond.

  • Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Charbel Harb grows 'Queen Elizabeth' crinum lilies near his pond on Tuesday at his home in Baton Rouge.