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The Making Of Two Ponds

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How I made two ponds in my backyard

How I made two ponds in my backyard

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    The Making Of Two Ponds The Making Of Two Ponds Presentation Transcript

    • Welcome to my slide show
    • A garden is a delight to the eye and a solace for the soul . Karl Foerster
    • The making of two ponds May 2009
    • Surprisingly, digging the holes was the easy part. The hardest part was lifting the stones from the front yard down to the back.
    • I placed the stones around both pools. Some of the stones had to be chipped with a hammer to fit. Laying the stones on the ground is like trying to fit a puzzle together and I never was good at puzzles! 
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    • Next I went shopping for plants. As my garden does not get much sun due to very tall cedar trees surrounding the lot, I settled for shade perennials such as ferns and hostas which thrive in the shade and damp. Also got a few water plants to submerge in the pond.
    • View from the second floor! The pond on the left is reserved for frogs. The one on the right will have some fish.
    • I placed a wrought iron bench so I can sit and admire my new garden, weather permitting. The bench looked good, so off to the garden store to get another bench.
    • Pond on the left will have a pump to aerate the water because this will be for goldfish. Pond on the right is the “still” pond. Frogs like the quiet
    • Found a really neat sea horse in the garden shop. A perfect addition to the fish pond. The water will continually be aerated by a pump which will send the water spouting through the sea horse. That should make the gold fish happy.
    • Frogs like quiet so no pumps, but this pond is missing something… …of course an angel to watch quietly over those frogs!
    • All the hard work was worth the effort. Now I have my own garden sanctuary, complete with two ponds… …that I can escape to--far from the madding crowd… …and hopefully birds, fish and frogs will find sanctuary here as well.
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