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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 »

Water Lily ‘Rhonda Kay’ Wallpaper

Water Lily ‘Rhonda Kay’ Wallpaper

August 19, 2013 No Comments »

This week’s wallpaper features a plant that we added to our pond just this year. We’ve fallen in love with this ‘Rhonda Kay’ Water Lily since this spring, and she’s been... Read More »

Fun with Koi and Long Exposures

Fun with Koi and Long Exposures

August 12, 2013 No Comments »

Late one afternoon recently I was out by the pond, trying to get some shots of koi, who were in a particularly playful mood. The quality of the light, though,... Read More »

White Delight Water Lily Wallpaper

White Delight Water Lily Wallpaper

August 11, 2013 No Comments »

This week’s free water garden wallpaper features one of my favorite pond plants, the White Delight Water Lily. I’m a huge fan of simple, elegant blooms, and this girl is hard... Read More »