The material used for the leaves, flowers, and seed pods is sheet zinc. Each leaf and petal was hand cut , shaped, and figured in repousse The stem of each is tinned copper tubing. In the pond is a circulating pump channeled through artificial rocks which contain socket into which the stems are inserted. Because of the differing heights of the stems, each socket is individually valved to adjust the flow from the center of the leaf, where the water wells up and trickles from the edge as if it was raining.
The background was to be fauxed in a mottled grey to resemble fog.