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Ponds and things

This is a discussion on Ponds and things within the Pond Construction and Maintenance forums, part of the Water Gardening category; Well, we just had our pond re-done and I'm quite happy with the results! As ...

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    Well, we just had our pond re-done and I'm quite happy with the results! As you can see, it started off a bit shady, though I loved the pond even when it was kinda dumpy. ALSO, I just got a book on growing native terrestrial orchids and am really looking forward to setting up the bog for some grass pink's and rose pegonia's!



    The pond before any work was done... I like to call it the concrete jungle.


    This came out of the pond when we dredged it. That's terrible (we bought the house just over a year ago and just about everything was like this... needed a lot of TLC! More surprisingly, the fish lived through all this!


    A shot of the pond from the new bog. Exciting! I've seen a lot of bird's bathing in it too.


    A view of the whole thing.


    The waterfall. I dont know who likes it more... the fish or me. These goldfish think they're salmon - sometimes they try to "go up river," though I've never seen them get very far.

    I'll keep you posted about putting some orchids out there.

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    Very cool shots! you have been doing a lot of hard work! I bet it will be just like paradise when you get it all planted and like you want it.

    Cheers,
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    BTW - I move the thread to the ponds section - in case you were wondering.

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    VERY nice !!!!!
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    A few updated shots since it's been a while. The pond has been up and running for over 2 years now, and I'm looking forward to year three. I'm hoping to pick up some rose pegonia's for the new bog area I've attached to the main pond.

    I'm really trying to plant all native plants to our area (NE united states) and have found a lot of interesting things! The native lotus (Nelumbo lutea) and iris veriscolor are some of my favorites.
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    Looking good, Adam!

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    Wow that is a really beautiful pond !! Thanks for updating us, the nelumbo is beautiful.

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    Adam, you have created such a paradise to enjoy. Congratulations on your work. I love it. Thanks for updating us on the outcome. Very cool!!

    Cheers,
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    Thanks everyone! It's been a fun process. Tmai - I like the profile pic!

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    Beautiful!! I want a pond so bad, but the hubby doesn't think it is worth the work. Maybe some day I will win this one.

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    Beautiful, Adam!

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