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Apr 5, 2011
Greg commented on Community Manager's group Water Gardens
"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…"
May 31, 2010
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May 26, 2010
Greg commented on Community Manager's group Water Gardens
"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…"
May 26, 2010
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The Pond and other stuff in May 08

"Yes, Linda it is. We get lots of enjoyment out of the pond. Thanks much!"
May 24, 2010
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May 23, 2010
Greg replied to Sylvia's discussion Lily of the Nile in the group Texas
"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…"
May 23, 2010
Greg commented on Community Manager's group Water Gardens
"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…"
Apr 29, 2010
Greg commented on Greg's photo

The Pond and other stuff in May 08

"Hi Kevin, 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…"
Apr 28, 2010
Kevin C Thompson commented on Greg's photo

The Pond and other stuff in May 08

"Wicked looking pond! Looking to redo our pond and like the idea of using a bog as filtration. Do you use any other skimmers or filters or only the bog system?"
Apr 27, 2010
Greg commented on Community Manager's group Water Gardens
"Hi Nora, My pond works the same way--natural bog filter. Very low maintenance and neve have any problems with clarity. Thanks, Greg"
Apr 25, 2010
Greg replied to Carmen Adams's discussion Frustrated With The Fish Pond in the group Water Gardens
"Carmen, if you can find the source of the leak, pool supply stores sell underwater patch kits. That would keep you from having to completely drain the pond. Just a thought.... Good luck!"
Apr 16, 2010
Greg commented on Community Manager's group Water Gardens
"For rougher soils, ones which are particularly rocky, I have heard of people using old carpet scraps and padding under the liners."
Apr 14, 2010
Greg commented on Greg's photo

The Pond and other stuff in May 08

"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…"
Apr 14, 2010
Greg commented on Community Manager's group Water Gardens
"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…"
Apr 14, 2010
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Apr 12, 2010

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Relaxed and experimental
How much time do you spend a week on average in your garden when weather permits?
12-15 hours per week

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At 8:42am on July 15, 2009, Norma Singleterry TxZn9 said…
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.
At 10:13am on July 8, 2009, Michelle Renee Z4/5a said…
Your pond is gorgeous. Your making mw want to move back down south just so I can grow my elephant ears and Egyption papyrus so large!
At 11:57am on July 1, 2009, Raymond Needham Z5b said…
I added an air pump with an airstone a couple of days ago. The fish seemed healthy but the water was a bit dark. Hopefully the extra aeration is a solution to both our problems.
At 8:03am on July 1, 2009, Raymond Needham Z5b said…
I may have to get one of those frog benches. My girlfriend would love it. She's crazy about frogs.

How is your fish survival challenge going?
At 6:51pm on June 24, 2009, Fran Janis said…
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.
At 1:53am on June 17, 2009, Fran Janis said…
Is that a tropical water lily? Such a vibriant color. Like your metal works.
At 10:57pm on June 16, 2009, Beverly Stansfield said…
What terrific garden accessories. Thanks for sharing your photos.
The butterfly photos are beautiful.
At 7:25pm on June 15, 2009, Christa Koegl said…
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?
At 6:44am on June 15, 2009, Norma Singleterry TxZn9 said…
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.
At 2:21pm on June 14, 2009, Greg said…
Dean, we made the gloves (hands) and the bottle tree, but most everything else has been picked up over the years at a variety of places. Thanks for the invite and the input!

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