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Where do Bullfrogs Go in Winter?

Where do Bullfrogs Go in Winter?

September 18, 2014 No Comments »

The American Bullfrog and his various amphibious friends are some of the great unexpected pleasures of pond ownership. The question many pond owners find themselves wondering, though, is where they... Read More »

Is My Koi Pregnant?

Is My Koi Pregnant?

May 29, 2014 No Comments »

Well, this time of year, it’s definitely possible. Spring is when koi generally spawn. I’ve written before about how to determine the sex of your koi as well as how to... Read More »

Pond Snails: Good for Your Pond?

Pond Snails: Good for Your Pond?

May 8, 2014 No Comments »

Pond snails can be a beautiful addition to your pond’s ecosystem. Pond snails can be a fun & interesting addition to your pond’s ecosystem. In very large ponds, snails can... Read More »

The Importance of Choosing the Right Pond Net

The Importance of Choosing the Right Pond Net

April 8, 2014 No Comments »

I have a terrible confession to make. I’m not proud, but here it goes: I’ve been using the wrong pond net. For years. For more than a decade. Just completely... Read More »

Springtime Water Changes

Springtime Water Changes

March 11, 2014 No Comments »

I’m a big advocate of small, regular partial water changes in a pond. It’s one of the best ways to keep pollutants from building up in your pond’s system. I’ve... Read More »

5 Lessons Learned Building an Indoor Water Feature

5 Lessons Learned Building an Indoor Water Feature

January 20, 2014 No Comments »

Gather round children, and I’ll tell you a tale with not just one, but five morals. It was several a few* years ago, shortly after I graduated from college. I was... Read More »

Three Super Easy Tricks for Getting Rid of String Algae

Three Super Easy Tricks for Getting Rid of String Algae

January 13, 2014 No Comments »

  1. Add Quick-growing Plants The main cause of too much string algae in your pond is an overabundance of the nutrients that string algae lives on. One way to... Read More »

Lotus on Black and White

Lotus on Black and White

December 12, 2013 No Comments »

This week’s free desktop wallpaper is a photo that I’ve always loved. On a whim, I decided to do a vastly different version with the same data, removing the color... Read More »

Gift Ideas for the Pond Lover

Gift Ideas for the Pond Lover

November 27, 2013 No Comments »

Ah, Christmas morning. Waking up early and running down the stairs to excitedly tear into a brand new package of… dry pond bacteria? Wait, that’s not quite right. OK, pond... Read More »

Facebook Cover Photos

Facebook Cover Photos

September 26, 2013 No Comments »

For people like me, who work with photos on the internet all day, it’s easy to forget that a lot of what I do isn’t quite as easy as it... Read More »

Getting your Pond Fish Ready for Winter

Getting your Pond Fish Ready for Winter

September 11, 2013 No Comments »

The steps that you’ll need to take to keep your pond fish healthy in winter will vary some depending on a lot of factors: the size and depth of your... Read More »

Water Lily ‘Lindsey Woods’ Wallpaper

Water Lily ‘Lindsey Woods’ Wallpaper

August 25, 2013 No Comments »

This week’s free water garden wallpaper is another shot from a recent trip out to our partner nursery. It features the amazing water lily ‘Lindsey Woods.’ I love getting shots like... Read More »