Pond Plants

Dealing with Duckweed in Your Pond

Dealing with Duckweed in Your Pond

May 21, 2015 No Comments »

I have a confession to make. I really like duckweed. I think that it’s pretty, and can be really interesting to look at. The way that it propagates so rapidly... 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 »

Pond Snails: Good for Your Pond?

Pond Snails: Good for Your Pond?

May 8, 2014 3 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Summertime Pond Aeration

Summertime Pond Aeration

July 26, 2013 1 Comment »

I talk a great deal on this blog about the importance of proper pond aeration. It serves a ton of important functions, from giving your pond’s denizens enough oxygen to... Read More »

A Lotus in a Container Garden

A Lotus in a Container Garden

June 20, 2013 No Comments »

This year, I decided that it was time for a new lotus in the pond. Now, two lotuses in our pond would just be too much, so it was time... Read More »