Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Weather Station Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums


The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!


  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"


Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.


YES! I want to register an account for free right now!


Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21
Like Tree30Likes

Backyard Koi pond

This is a discussion on Backyard Koi pond within the Pond Construction and Maintenance forums, part of the Water Gardening category; Here is the pictures of the backyard Koi Pond. There are 14 fishy. To be ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    Naoki's Avatar
    Naoki is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Naoki
    My Grow Area
    Under Lights
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Vandas & Paphs
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Portland, OR
    Posts
    1,037
    Member's Country Flag

    Default Backyard Koi pond

    Here is the pictures of the backyard Koi Pond. There are 14 fishy. To be honest with you all, I have nothing to do with this creation. My partner, Mike has spent so much time and effort to create this.

    All I want is a greenhouse to cover the whole thing so that I can grow my VANDAs.... Who do you think it is a great idea?

    Enjoy!




  2. #2
    delphiguy's Avatar
    delphiguy is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Randy
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Vanda and Paphiopedilum
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Pampanga, Philippines
    Posts
    3,542
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Lovely pond you've got. Thanks for sharing.

  3. #3
    catttan's Avatar
    catttan is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Yew-Sung
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    cattleyas, vandaceous,paphios
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Kedah, Peninsular Malaysia
    Posts
    15,877
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Beautiful pond, happy koi!!!

  4. #4
    Naoki's Avatar
    Naoki is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Naoki
    My Grow Area
    Under Lights
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Vandas & Paphs
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Portland, OR
    Posts
    1,037
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    The pond contruction started as we moved into the house in 02/2003. During the first spring time in 2004, Blue Heron cleaned up most of the Koi. Following year, as Mike forgot to turn off the water as he was adding some, the chlorine from the water KILLED all AGAIN!!! Blue Heron was still the major enemy.

    We then ended up putting fish lines all over the pond so that Blue Heron cannot land onto the ground. I still think putting a greenhousoe over it is THE BEST SOLUTION.

  5. #5
    orchidsal's Avatar
    orchidsal is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    AL
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Vandaceous Types
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    New Mexico
    Posts
    3,776
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    I have enjoyed the pictures of Mike's Koi. Those are some beautiful, colorful fish. Portland is such a natural place for a Japanese garden. You can tell Mike that I vote YES for the greenhouse project. Do you think it would tempt him if you could design the frame in a Japanese Pagoda or Oriental style. Of course Victorian looking greenhouses with all the ginger bread can easily be found and would still not be out of place with a Japanese garden. Tempt him with some 'tender' Asian exotic plants that could not otherwise take the Northwest winters. Last I am just throwing things out there so you can pick and choose, I do believe that Koi are long lived if their not eaten. A greenhouse structure would throughly protect them and provide a milder climate to them also. Good luck Naoki! AL

  6. #6
    vandagirl's Avatar
    vandagirl is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Willeke
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Vandaceous orchids, Cattleya
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Leidschendam ,Holland
    Posts
    437
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    To be ownest Naoki I like both. So that would be a difficult decision.

  7. #7
    cdayinflorida's Avatar
    cdayinflorida is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Cathy
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Vandaceous
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Riverview, Florida
    Posts
    5,701
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Remember I asked you to post more pictures of the pond sometime ago! Tell Mike it is beautiful. He did a great job!
    Now ask him if he wants to come to Florida and help me get a new shadehouse up before the fall

  8. #8
    mazlani's Avatar
    mazlani is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    mazlan
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    bulbophyllum
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Selangor, Malaysia
    Posts
    2,869
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Very nice pond and the koi's look so healthy. Thanks for sharing, Naoki.
    Posted via Mobile Device

  9. #9
    gardenguysorchids's Avatar
    gardenguysorchids is offline Don't be afraid to color outside the lines
    Real Name
    Bill
    My Grow Area
    Under Lights
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Paphs, Oncidium,and Catts
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
    Posts
    3,526
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by orchidsal View Post
    I have enjoyed the pictures of Mike's Koi. Those are some beautiful, colorful fish. Portland is such a natural place for a Japanese garden. You can tell Mike that I vote YES for the greenhouse project. Do you think it would tempt him if you could design the frame in a Japanese Pagoda or Oriental style. Of course Victorian looking greenhouses with all the ginger bread can easily be found and would still not be out of place with a Japanese garden. Tempt him with some 'tender' Asian exotic plants that could not otherwise take the Northwest winters. Last I am just throwing things out there so you can pick and choose, I do believe that Koi are long lived if their not eaten. A greenhouse structure would throughly protect them and provide a milder climate to them also. Good luck Naoki! AL
    Al, you continue to amaze and impress me with you deviousness. We need you in Washington! LOL Beautiful pond and koi. I love koi because you can train them to come to you and eat out of your hand--and yes they are very long lived and in Japan can become part of the family and the estate for generations.

  10. #10
    mujacko2002's Avatar
    mujacko2002 is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    mojamoja
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    cattleyas, bromeliads & vandas
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Cavite, Philippines
    Posts
    759
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Mabuhay!

    you can use the water from the pond to water your orchids. congrats!

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. My pond?
    By Gin in forum Pond Construction and Maintenance
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: August 8th, 2011, 06:35 AM
  2. Damselflies and Dragonflies in my backyard
    By Cjcorner in forum A Kodak Moment: not necessarily plants...
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: May 16th, 2010, 10:02 PM
  3. Brown Eagle in my backyard
    By Cjcorner in forum A Kodak Moment: not necessarily plants...
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: November 19th, 2007, 12:52 AM
  4. Some Pond Koi
    By L I Jane in forum Fish and Amphibians
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: September 26th, 2007, 12:57 PM
  5. No Dig Pond!
    By bench72 in forum Pond Construction and Maintenance
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: May 30th, 2005, 08:35 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.