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post #61 of 85 (permalink) Old 08-05-2012, 02:47 AM Thread Starter
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I was given ceramic Koi art from Hawaii and thought it looked good guarding the pond. Plants growing out of the pond and into it (Creepy Jenny) adds roots when it hits water, cool plant. Canna lily bloomed very nice blooms.




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pond plants are growing very well, frogs everywhere and fish are thick ready for the winter.













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Looks great! I really like the Creeping Jenny as well. What's that plant with the red/green leaves?
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Your pond has grown in very nicely! But that one koi looks a little glossy I think he's been out of the water to long, you should toss him back in before he's dead!!!!
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Looks great! I really like the Creeping Jenny as well. What's that plant with the red/green leaves?
Thanks, it's still a new pond, lot's more I want to do with it.

The red/green plant is pink sunburst canna lilly http://www.lilypons.com/Pink-Sunburs...uctinfo/21505/

images here http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&cl...ac.dsNG8kZPDU4

I had mine bloom same as in the pictures. It was very easy to grow and needed no ferts at all.




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Your pond has grown in very nicely! But that one koi looks a little glossy I think he's been out of the water to long, you should toss him back in before he's dead!!!!
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My boss got me this from Hawaii from a local artist that specializes in Koi ceramics. Thought it looked cool watching over the ponds. Can also be submerged but my pond is too deep to see it.


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Thanks, it's still a new pond, lot's more I want to do with it.

The red/green plant is pink sunburst canna lilly http://www.lilypons.com/Pink-Sunburs...uctinfo/21505/

images here http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&cl...ac.dsNG8kZPDU4

I had mine bloom same as in the pictures. It was very easy to grow and needed no ferts at all.
Thank you for the details!
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Decided to winterize today to avoid standing in freezing water. I also used new tip on suspending netting from the vines near by and leaves using beach balls. Works very well and easy to install netting with beach balls.

Still need to remove UV, and pressurized filter but I can do that easily without getting wet and pool house has switch to kill power the pumps that I will leave at the bottom of the pond.




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I am using pond aerator to keep the ice open and after a huge snow dump, I found the snow insulated the water and the bubbler kept a 12" hole open. In the past i used powerhead pointed at the surface to keep the hole open.

The aerator is very low power and so far so good. Was trying to keep the hydro costs down and avoid a de-icer which are 300 watts cycled on and off in -35c is likely going to cost a lot of money.

Will see how this bubbler solution works when it gets colder.

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getting ready for the new season,

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Wow I am amazed at how you fit such a beautiful pond in such a small space, it looks fantastic! Keep up the great work, will keep an eye on this for updates!
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Great pond! Certainly inspires me to improve my little container garden.

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Thanks for the comments. It was hard to fit on the space I had so I dug down 4 almost 5 feet to get the gallons I wanted for fish. I also had no easy way to remove earth so it's all behind the trellis you see at the back but it all fit back there.

I find its very deep (bought hip waders to do work in the pond)for lilys so I sit them on egg crate to get them closer to the surface. Hoping for a lot more growth this year as the pond matures in year 2 first year never goes as planned.

Plan on adding more koi (over winter I had pond de-icer fail due to breaker flip and ice blocked me from getting at the breaker in the pool pump room so I had No hole in the ice and lost all he fish over winter.

I need to restock this year and fix breaker issue for this winter.

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