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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 »

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 »

What do Koi Grades Mean?

What do Koi Grades Mean?

July 8, 2013 No Comments »

This is one of those questions that I get really, really often. In fact, this is a question I get from not just novices, but experienced pond hobbyists and even professionals,... Read More »

Why do my Koi jump?

Why do my Koi jump?

July 2, 2013 No Comments »

Koi jumping out of the water can be really cool to see. However, it’s definitely not always a good thing. When a koi jumps out of the water, it runs... 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 »

Do I need to change the water in my pond?

Do I need to change the water in my pond?

June 15, 2013 No Comments »

I get this question fairly often. The short answer is: Yeah, probably. But not as much as you might think. The reason that water changes are necessary is that your... Read More »

Loch Ness is Now Selling Koi!

Loch Ness is Now Selling Koi!

June 3, 2013 No Comments »

We are thoroughly excited to announce that we’ve added a key new category to our online store: Koi! For many pond owners, koi are the most important part of the... Read More »

Pretty Pond Plants and Particle Physics

Pretty Pond Plants and Particle Physics

May 31, 2013 No Comments »

Outside of Chicago, there is a US Department of Energy physics lab called Fermilab that specializes in high-energy particle physics. The lab mostly looks like green fields, but underground there is... Read More »

White Delight Water Lily Wallpaper

White Delight Water Lily Wallpaper

May 21, 2013 No Comments »

This week’s free water garden wallpaper is a White Delight Water Lily captured at our partner nursery in Charleston, SC. This lily can be a real producer of big, very... Read More »