"Lisa, personally, I am a big fan of Google images. Go to Google, click on images, and type in "garden ponds" or "garden ponds and waterfalls." You'll get tons of ideas. Also, on the websited for my favorite local water…"
"Hi Cathy, I use TetraPond Aquasafe, which deals with chloramines and chlorine, the stuff prevalent in most city water systems. While the aquarium stuff works too for chlorine, you'd be better off in the long run buying the larger quantities…"
"Sylvia, it grows very well in the greater Houston area, usually blooming May through early July, but in ideal conditions can bloom throughout the summer. I have had the most success with it in full sun--if it gets too much shade, it won't bloom…"
"Susie, it is simply a large resevoir filled with pea gravel through which you pump the pond water. The rocks filter the water just like the rocks in a mountain stream do. You add bog plants which benefit from waste matter (fertilizer) and contribute…"
Thanks! We use only the gravel bog for filtration and never have a problem with water clarity. I had originally estimated the pond at about 1,200 gallons, but after draining it for cleaning this year, I believe it is closer to 1,500-2,000…"
"I appreciate that Sharon. We call it the project to end all projects. Yet, we have undertaken a massive one this spring, turning a 90' X 6' stretch of grass into a landscaped bed of gloriousness. :) I guess, being a few years removed from…"
"Hey Sharon, the rubber liners will last a very long time, especially if none of it is exposed to the air (dry, above water line). I've had mine in for over three years now and have had no problems with roots, tears, etc. Of course, it is…"
Hi Gregg...thank you so much for your comments on my bed and patio ( thanks to my dad and hubby i love the way my patio turned out). I look forward to hearing from the people I have met on this site. It has been a blessing and certainly inspiring. I was looking at your pics and I love the guy with the guitar. He would fit perfect in my garden and your frog bench is awesome. I love your garden art. Thanks for sharing.
Is there any special brand of fertilers that you like to use for your lilysto keep them blooming. I general plant tablets but I only get 1 lily blooming at a time.
I can't do tropicals because it gets too cold here in the winter. The tropical flowers are the most eye catching.
Greg,i love your garden. It i smagnifique.I did respond to you pond question but it did not go thruh. .Have you added an aerator other than what you have and what about a u v sterliizer? I have had ponds for at least 18 years but never saw a problem like yours.What is the temp in your pond and how about you salt and h p levels?
Hi Gregg, I am fairly new to the site and didn't notice you had commented on my post. Thank you. I am always excited to meet new people. You are right we do always let go of one garden or the other and balance is the key. Getting back out there after almost 2 years is a little overwhelming. I made a video of my mes (haha) check it out if you can. Your garden is beautiful. I love garden art and the trinkets in your garden are just adorable. I look forward to getting to know you.
"Yes Lorraine, you can touch them, there are lots of different varieties, sizes, colours etc. I have a smaller variety in my front garden. The birds adore them for the nectar they get from them. The one above always reminds me of a corn cob!"
"Actually need a partly cloudy day to get osteopurmum to looks it's best. It opens on sunny days, closes before the sun is off it & then it's not really OK for photos. Soooo this year, I have been very challenged to get a day that I can…"