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6/5/09 11:13 P

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Hi Lorraine, I also have a pond. I love to sit on the patio and listen to the waterfall. I have a problem with loosing water from the waterfall. I think it needs more foam spray on the side. I love your yard. It's beautiful.

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5/1/09 7:20 P

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Hi, we went to our pond garden center yesterday and I asked about the Comanche. He said it was hardy. He said they hadn't gotten that one in in a couple of years. He did say that the changing of the colors were very pretty.
We bought 4 leopard frog tadpoles. One had legs on it already! I was so thrilled. I am like a kid. Our 11 year old granddaughter came over and we put them in the pond.
Don't be too busy, take some time for yourself!



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5/1/09 6:12 P

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Hi Lorraine- I do not know if the lilly is hardy. I will see what I can find out this weekend. we are both employed by the health care industry and quite busy right now! Stay on me if I forget!!

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5/1/09 1:38 P

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Hi Pamela Rose, let us know if you do your little pond.
You can check stores like Menards, Home Depot or Lowes for small set ups.



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4/29/09 6:28 P

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Thank you, I went on there and bookmarked it for a time when I can check it out.



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Hello great to meet you! I love solar products. Could you give me the link?



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I will check out that Lilly. In our area zone 5 we have to have the hardy lilies. Do you know if the Comanche is hardy?



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4/28/09 5:49 P

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Thanks Lorraine! I will look at the site. I have a small water lily plant that I love! It is yellow when the bloom opens, the second day it is somewhat pink, the third it is a copper color. It will grow in the shade too. the leaves are dark green with brown spots on it. A friend divided hers and gave it to me.. I think the name is "Comanche" but I can ask her if you want to know.

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4/27/09 3:11 P

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I am glad you found this thread. You can go to www.savio.com and put in your area code and they will tell you where they have dealers in your area. Check it out and see if you like it. We love our Savio skimmer, waterfall and pump. It really does the job of keeping our pond clean. Two years ago we purchased a UV filter which can go into the skimmer area. It kills bacteria and parasites in the poon water as it circulates. That really helps clear up the water too.
I am so sorry you lost your fish. That is a nice size pond. I would love to see pictures of your pond.
I will be going to the garden/pond center soon and buy some new water lilies. It helps keep the algae from taking over the pond.



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4/26/09 8:19 P

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Hi Everyone! Lorraine- thanks for the invite to the team, and the info on this thread.
I have had a water garden since 1993. We honeymooned in Hawaii, and they were all over the place. So the next year DH asks what I wanted for our anniversary...
Started with a small pond, 3 foot by 4 foot. We didn't buy a good liner, and by 1999, it needed to be replaced. DH said I might as well buy a larger liner, since I seemed to want my pond bigger... emoticon
My current pond is 22 foot by 24 foot and 4 foot deep. I had about 5 dozen goldfish and 25 Koi. This past winter, I walked outside one morning and they had all died. emoticon
We have emptied the pond, cleaned and sanitized it. My plants are all in pots; I have kept them alive by keeping water on them.
Before we restock the pond, I need to replace the pump and filter. I would appreciate any advice or suggestions anyone has!
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4/23/09 3:59 P

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Thanks Cynthia, Terri, Pam and Aqua Jane for responding. I wish you all a nice pond someday no matter what size. Jazzmon, that was quite a good size pond for doing the hand digging. We dug our out ourselves too. It was all well worth it. We love ours. If you would like to see a pic of our pond you can click on my Sparkpage. I will post some more.



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4/22/09 12:49 P

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FYI, Pamela Rose. My house came with three prefab ponds, one of which got punctured badly by a fallen limb from a neighbor's tree. So now I have 2. The former one and one current pond are heavily shaded, so little grows in them but algae. The other pond is not yet overshaded, so I have a waterlily, yellow iris and variegated pond grasses. The latter two now also struggle in the shady pond. And I've planted some ferns in pots in the shadiest area (pots so the neighbor's maple doesn't grab all water intended for the ferns.


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I have a pond that I hand dug it is 20 by 18 feet and the deepest part is 4 feet with small increases to the top. I have a stream that is 14 feet long and the water fall is 4 feet high. The pond lilies leaves are just hitting the top of the water, can't wait till they start blooming.

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4/21/09 6:58 P

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I have wanted a pond...forever!

It just occurred to me that I could maybe have
a tiny fountain. I have a 4' X 4' raised bed
garden that won't grow anything because it is
too shady. Maybe I could put in a liner and
at least have enough water to attract bug-
eating toads or frogs. That would be nice!

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4/21/09 6:38 P

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We don't have a pond either but I enjoy them and might like to have one if it were feasible. We live in a wooded area and a pond would undoubtedly suffer from the abundance of falling leaves.

I really like visiting relatives in the south. It seems as though everyone has a pond on their place and that they raise catfish! I know that's a different kind of Aqua Gardening than you're talkin' about, but I wouldn't mind raising some fresh fish too! ;-)

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4/21/09 5:56 P

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Don't have a pond in my yard, would love one though. I do actually have a really big puddle in the backyard from all of the snow that has melted. The part of the lawn where the water is, is really saturated. I keep on planting more and more trees to help suck up the water. I need to plant one more lilac tree and then I think that I am done on that side. I also am going to put some sand and soil over that area this year to see if that helps it out or not. I have nothing to lose.

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4/21/09 1:15 P

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Hello, we have a pond that is 18 ft x 14 ft x 3 foot deep. I love gardening on land and I love marginal plantings around the edges of our pond and water lilies in the pond. Anyone one else?



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