Your pond is awesome in it's wet, lush green-ness! One bit of info that might help ... where is your pond located in the world?
H Ludi Tyler wrote:
That tree looks exactly like a peach to me.
A little earthworks wouldn't hurt, just don't damage the native area too much.. It's looking pretty vibrant as is...
I might suggest a maddox for the planting of water/near-water dwellers (edibles). Strike the earth near the stream bank and plant in. It provides an air pocket and vertical downward length for the root system to flourish. Minimal damage done to the existing soil structure and very fitting for most plants you have in mind. This is how a buddy and I plant with great success.
Have a look at this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJylRPl1-50
the wildflowers are wild blue phlox
are there any fish in there now?