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    What is your weather like ... today

    I’ve moved to Ohio and although almost a straight line east from where we lived in IL, the temps here tend to be a few degrees warmer than the IL house. Inch of rain last night, which was welcomed since I moved over 80 pots of plants from the IL house, and they needed to be watered. This is the...
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    What does your pond look like ... Today?

    Awesome I will!! ... well let’s just say I will if I R E M E M B E R !!! Thanks so much.
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    What does your pond look like ... Today?

    I had gotten a bog bean from someone years ago but never saw it bloom. I think it got swallowed up by the irises. I talked to the pond expert guy today. Got some really exciting ideas from him. It will be June before my pond will be started so that’s going to be a long wait but the new owner of...
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    What does your pond look like ... Today?

    Hey Sissy and Cas!!! Great to hear from you both. Sissy, so sorry to hear about the accident!!! Glad it sounds like she will recover. Too much bad crap in the world right now to deal with.
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    New house/New pond

    GBBUDD all of your suggestions are good and have been tossed around. I built my two former ponds in IL with a shovel ... and tractor with loader to move the dirt. This one is going to be bigger and I’m under a time constraint. I thought about cutting back the higher front wall to make a higher...
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    What does your pond look like ... Today?

    Wow great thread. I’m currently in OH at newly purchased house so the pond here has not even begun but this is what the area looks like. LOL Sooo anxious to begin digging but may likely need help with this pond. Tried to dig a hole for one bush in the yard and hit all sorts of rock. Ugh ... my...
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    New house/New pond

    J.W. yes the deck is staying. It’s pretty high above the hole so I was thinking of having a lower deck area added for feeding the fish. That way I can dig deeper for pond depth and the waterfall area will be higher in the process. I’m thinking the side closest to the house, which slopes toward...
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    Post your yard and pond visitors

    Thanks, JB!
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    New house/New pond

    Addy, for sure and considering many landscape and greenhouse businesses are currently closed because of the pandemic, I’m way ahead! Mrs. Clem the NW corner of Cincinnati. Boyfriend is Chamber of Commerce President for Colerain Township. Excited about this new chapter in our lives. BTW I...
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    New house/New pond

    Ok you all, here are a few pictures from the back yard of our house in Ohio. Firat picture is taken from the deck (used to be a 27’ above ground pool out in the yard) looking toward the house. Back of house faces east. Second picture is from the back side of the pond looking toward the house...
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    Post your yard and pond visitors

    I’ve missed you all too. Glad to see JW and MrsClem and JB the Explorer. Is Sissy still around? Trying to remember others from “way back when”...
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    Redesign of bog/wetland filter

    I still have the two ponds in IL. Never fails that the koi pond is murky and the goldfish pond is crystal clear. Those koi just stir the bottom more than the goldies. With regard to the bog issues, mine are 8 and 9 years old. The root systems are pushing the pea gravel and plants to a level...
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    Post your yard and pond visitors

    Hey you all!!! I’m baaaaack!!! Lots has changed since I was last on this site. I’ve retired from my State job after 25 years, two weeks ago (just closed on our house) we moved from IL to Ohio (with my significant other Dave), and the 27’ above ground pool has been removed to make room for a koi...
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    Native Gardening

    JB, those are perennials, right? I think I have that on my "want" list from our native plant sale in April. :)
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    Bog building

    @brokensword That was hilariously witty!
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