I wish I had a pond, I became fascinated with these large water lilies from South America a few years back. Imagine having a leaf so big your child could sit on it. They have an ancient look about them. I can imagine them around when the dinosaurs roamed the Earth.
Added by Parisean on April 29, 2014 at 8:15pm —
I know...how could our lives get any busier. Right? It's hard to remember every single thing we need to, or want to do.
Besides, who pays that much attention to what's going on in the yard in the dead of winter, when it's cold and miserable out there. It can be a nuisance to trudge outside, into the cold… Continue
Added by Judi Julian on January 25, 2012 at 10:00pm —
There are so many different styles of water features and ponds. There are pondless waterfalls, bubblers, ponds with cascading waterfalls, koi ponds, large ponds, and small ponds. Every client has different wishes of what they would like as a water feature and each feature should be unique to the clients desires. In this blog I will show many different styles and looks of all types of ponds and water features. The first types of ponds I would like to show are ponds that include… Continue
Added by Woody's Custom Landscaping Woody on January 14, 2012 at 10:25am —
Winters are a stressful time for koi owners. The pond is "closed down” for the season, feeding has stopped and the koi are dormant.
Preparing your koi for winter- Every pond will cool down and warm up at a different rate and that’s why you should have a pond thermometer. Start feeding your koi a wheat germ in early fall as the temperature drops as it will help them to clear their digestive system for the winter. Once your pond water reaches 55 degrees, feeding of the koi… Continue
Added by gail hermann on October 12, 2011 at 11:09am —
HOT FUN IN THE SUMMER TIME…
Added by Ralph Edge on May 1, 2011 at 1:23pm —
I enjoy using my photos from my garden to create pastel drawings and paintings. I love just getting lost in the color, light, and shadow.
Added by Noelle Kaler on April 8, 2011 at 9:09pm —
Bristol Bay Alaska - Conservation Needs Your Help
Click through this important information. Enter your zip code to locate your Senators and Representative(s) phone numbers. I sent the "form" email as well as called my Senators and Representative. Each legislative body has people manning the phones. Alaska is out of sight and out of mine but we all know what strip and pit mining does to our watersheds.… Continue
Added by MJ Seibert, Zone 5 on February 15, 2011 at 7:38pm —
That is an excellent representation of farming.
Added by MJ Seibert, Zone 5 on December 16, 2010 at 11:26am —
Installing a pond is great fun for all of us at Woody’s Custom Landscaping. It really doesn’t matter how good the pond looks though, if the planting does not give the pond justice for…
Added by Woody's Custom Landscaping Woody on July 10, 2010 at 3:27pm —
Listening to your bubbling water feature trickle and splash over the column rocks. Watching your water fall rush and whirl down the series of natural boulders. Noticing that your koi or gold fish actually know that you are going to feed them as they come…
Added by Woody's Custom Landscaping Woody on June 29, 2010 at 4:24pm —
An article on Artesian wells found around the area.
Added by MJ Seibert, Zone 5 on June 7, 2010 at 8:53pm —
Aquatic plants are a very important step in achieving a truly balanced ecosystem pond. Regardless of why you got into the water gardening hobby, adding aquatic plants to the pond is an important part of the water garden. They… Continue
Added by Jennifer Zuri on May 13, 2010 at 4:30pm —
WAYS TO SAVE WATER ....and still enjoy your garden!
1. Don't over water your lawn. As a general rule, lawns only need watering every 5 to 7 days in the summer and every 10 to 14 days in the winter. A hearty rain eliminates the need for watering for as long as two weeks.
2.Water lawns during the early morning hours when temperatures and wind speed are the lowest. This reduces losses from evaporation.
3.Don't water your street, driveway or sidewalk. Position your… Continue
Added by Nelson Watering on November 24, 2009 at 9:00pm —
Still working on garden solution. First, I am splitting the space in half so I can keep up with it better. The front half is sunnier, so it should give me better results with my wild flowers.
Now, the problem is the rear area which is full of tree roots from the many, surrounding tall mature trees. I plan to build a stone planter at the rear of the area to give some height and interest to hold hostas and coral bells. Also, at one side I want to put a small water feature - with water… Continue
Added by Diana Gray on September 23, 2009 at 9:57am —
When you first look into prices for artificial grass installation, your initial reaction might be a negative one. But, the truth is, you will make that money back in less than 5 years time, which is not long at all in the grand scheme of things. Remember, synthetic lawn is known for its durability and longevity, so you’ll be able to enjoy your new landscape for years to come. So how exactly do you make this money back? Well, you can get rid of your automatic sprinkler systems,… Continue
Added by Dale Garden on July 28, 2009 at 7:54pm —
One of the most significant advantages of artificial grass is its contribution to resource conservation. Synthetic grass is especially important in areas like San Diego where rain is scarce. In fact, water conservation is becoming a requirement in certain areas, as more and more home owners are learning to deal with imposed water restrictions. Of course, these water restrictions should come as no surprise. On average, Americans use 26 billion gallons of water per day, and about 30% of that goes… Continue
Added by Dale Garden on July 7, 2009 at 10:16pm —
I live in a cottage, in Troutdale, Oregon, in the National Scenic area that surrounds the Columbia River Gorge.
We have a view of the Columbia River from the high, overgrown cliffside that we are perched upon, and behind me, is my garden, and then there's a forest.
The sun shows up gently every morning, and goes down fiercly every evening, over the river...sending it's last orange-red rays to tuck my garden in, and shut the blossoms eyes for the night. Doesn't that sound idyllic? It… Continue
Added by Tere Galligan on June 29, 2009 at 6:12pm —
A: It is actually much less expensive than you think when you consider all the costs associated with a well-kept natural grass lawn. Synthetic turf will pay for itself over a period of a few years! Let’s say you spend $200 per month on landscaping and water costs, which comes out to $2,400 a year. Over five years, that cost comes out to $12,000. RetroTurf installs for $8 - $12 a square foot on average, which means you can easily install an average sized yard for $5,000 to $10,000. RetroTurf… Continue
Added by Dale Garden on June 26, 2009 at 2:08am —
Q: Why should you select artificial turf for your residential lawn?
A: Artificial turf saves you money and time as a homeowner. Many local high schools and colleges are installing artificial turf because they are saving money from:
* Water savings,
* Less labor,
* Equipment expenses,
* Fuel, and
* Other replacement and maintenance expenses over time.
Artificial grass, installed properly by a competent contractor, can give you a beautiful lawn… Continue
Added by Dale Garden on June 24, 2009 at 5:50pm —
I am finally done with my first bed in this huge garden of mine. I call this my "FROG" bed I collect frogs and every time I look at this bed with the fountain running (can you believe it's working again) and the froggies laying everywhere it reminds me to "Forever Rely On God" Thanks to all of my new friends who have inspired me to get out there again, I share the finished product. I am truly grateful. I have quite a few more beds to work on but I… Continue
Added by Norma Singleterry TxZn9 on June 15, 2009 at 8:17pm —