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Save up to $100 off of Aquascape products today at Loch Ness Water Gardens!

Save up to $100 off of Aquascape products today at Loch Ness Water Gardens!

March 26, 2015 No Comments »

Need a new pump? A new pond vacuum? Stocking up on water treatment supplies? Now’s the time with one of the best deals you’ll see all year. From now until... Read More »

Tips for your Spring Pond To-Do List

Tips for your Spring Pond To-Do List

March 20, 2015 No Comments »

Well, Spring is officially here after what has been, for much of the US, a particularly nasty winter. That means that it’s time to pull off the cover net, clean... Read More »

5 Things You Need to be Ready for Spring

5 Things You Need to be Ready for Spring

February 24, 2015 No Comments »

Spring is coming at us fast, and I can’t wait for it to get here (and not only because my kayak paddle is in the corner, mocking me). One thing... Read More »

Why the Lotus Flower is So Important

Why the Lotus Flower is So Important

January 24, 2015 No Comments »

The lotus flower, Nelumbo nucifera, occupies a huge space in the minds of many pond owners and designers. Deciding whether or not to include a lotus among a pond’s flowers... Read More »

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 »