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He appears very happy in his new home. I like statuary in the garden. Doesn’t he look lovely next to that pink water lily?
I love it!
He’s a beauty and has the advantage of not being snapped up by herons or raccoons.
Take THAT, great blue heron!
That is a fine fish!
You don’t have to worry about the herons eating this fish. Your pond looks great.
That looks great Pam! YOur pond also looks so beautiful…peaceful….MAN IN NEED to get started on one this fall. Or …hmmmm….does it matter when I plant the pond plants in the pond? Is fall even okay?
It shouldn’t matter with the water lilies or horsetail, but I would wait on tender plants like dwarf papyrus. And since anacharis dies back over the winter, I’d wait until spring for that too. Actually, since many pond plants stop actively growing when temps cool, it might be harder to achieve balance in your water in the fall. I think I’d wait until spring or early summer to set it up, Heather. —Pam
Do you have a filter in your pond? Its so sparkly clean!
The pump has a filter, but it isn’t necessary for clear water. See my post about making a stock-tank pond for info on how to achieve clear water in a still pond. —Pam
Pam, I admire your gardening style, and that is one fine fish!
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