All posts by Gwen

Predator Birds and your Favorite Fish

Predator Birds and your Favorite Fish

October 17, 2012 No Comments »

I love birds! Let’s get that said right up front. However, when I was driving into our neighborhood yesterday, I saw a bird, and, from the way my stomach flipped,... Read More »

Your Fish and Colder Weather

Your Fish and Colder Weather

October 1, 2012 No Comments »

You see a lot of blog posts and guides about the basics of preparing your pond for winter: Clean out fallen leaves and any debris Trim your plants Remove UV... Read More »

Are you making this common pond mistake?

Are you making this common pond mistake?

September 5, 2012 No Comments »

I always thought that my pond would get plenty of oxygen between the waterfall, the plants and the surface of my pond. Wrong! Oxygen can only be “absorbed” into your... Read More »

It’s in the Details

It’s in the Details

July 25, 2012 No Comments »

I was looking at pictures of ponds this morning and one thing that jumped out at me was the different ways people landscape the edges of their ponds and what... Read More »

How to Fix Green Pond Water

How to Fix Green Pond Water

July 9, 2012 1 Comment »

When your pond water is green (and it isn’t St. Patrick’s day) it’s most likely because of single-celled algae. The green color comes because this kind of algae remains suspended... Read More »

Thinning Overcrowded Water Lilies

Thinning Overcrowded Water Lilies

June 22, 2012 No Comments »

When your pond is getting plenty of sun and your water quality is good, you might think it’s time to sit back and relax. Not true if your water lilies... Read More »

Why is Water Temperature Important For Your Fish?

Why is Water Temperature Important For Your Fish?

June 5, 2012 2 Comments »

Did you know that you pond water temperature effects your pond fish health? I guess I thought that, being cold-blooded, pond fish could adapt to pretty much any temperature. Well,... Read More »

Tannins in your pond?

Tannins in your pond?

May 22, 2012 No Comments »

Tannins are great for many things. They give color and mouthfeel to wines and are a source of healthy benefits in teas. One place you don’t want too many of... Read More »

Who’s Hunting In My Water Garden?

Who’s Hunting In My Water Garden?

May 14, 2012 No Comments »

Every area of the country has their own group of potential predators, lurking and waiting to snatch your favorite fish. The list of these sly hunters can include: Raccoons Muskrats Opossums... Read More »

Spring is Coming – Making Your Pond Ready! [VIDEO]

Spring is Coming – Making Your Pond Ready! [VIDEO]

March 16, 2012 No Comments »

This is an exciting time of year – when your garden seems to be “waking up.”   Early spring clean-up will give your water garden a good start for the up-coming... Read More »

Dragonfly!

Dragonfly!

March 2, 2012 No Comments »

I have learned that one of the easiest creatures to have in and around your pond is also one of the most interesting.  The Dragonfly! The dragonfly symbolizes the same... Read More »