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    What does your pond look like ... Today?

    Today I finished the stonework around the garden and pond. I bought some rock wall tile squares from Lowe’s and cut them into strips to place over the liner of the header pool to the waterfall. Looks tons better! Before After. The entire pond. Added pavers over the top of the liner and...
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    What does your pond look like ... Today?

    Sensitive Plant (Neptunia Oleracea) Parrots Feather (Myriophyllum aquaticum) Frogbit (Limnobium laevigatum) Four Leaf Water Clover (Marsilea mutica) and Water Poppy (Hydrocleys nymphoides). I’ll be sure to post updates as everything grows in!
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    What does your pond look like ... Today?

    I purchased some plants from Pondmegastore.com. All that’s left is adding pavers along the top of the border to hide the liner.
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    What does your pond look like ... Today?

    My lotuses are taking off as are the Creeping Jenny in the rain gutter planter. They’re filling in nicely. I added a Hosta in between the two patches of Creeping Jenny.
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    What does your pond look like ... Today?

    Now that it’s dark the lighting looks better.
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    What does your pond look like ... Today?

    Planted some Creeping Jenny in the rain gutter planter. Their moisture and sunlight and popularity amongst water gardeners made them an easy choice. I also planted some cattails in the end of the pond near the waterfall. Now I’ve grown cattails for several years and am aware of their invasive...
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    Rain gutters as border planters.

    I found some discarded aluminum rain gutters in our apartment’s dumpster and decided to repurpose them as border planters for the back edge of the pond to help conceal the liner. The gutters themselves are lined with some of the pond liner trimmed when building the pond. There’s a layer of...
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    What does your pond look like ... Today?

    Decided I wanted a bigger pond so I ditched the tote container and bought a flexible liner from Lowe’s and redid the pond last night. So far so good!
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    Lotus stem issue.

    No fertilizer used. Going to keep monitoring the situation. The supplier I bought them from is currently closed due to Coronavirus. Otherwise I’d ask them about it.
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    Good pond stores in North Texas..??

    Creative Water Gardens in Garland is who I usually go to. The staff is nice however the owners (a younger couple) seemed a bit unfriendly. I like Dickson Bro’s in Mesquite as well but their not accessible by DART. I used to go to Water Gardens Galore in Dallas before they closed their retail...
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    Lotus stem issue.

    Haven’t had anything near a freeze in about a month. It’s been warm here for the past two weeks. Also it would seem freeze burn would affect the whole plant rather than just one or two stems.
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    What does your pond look like ... Today?

    Spring is finally here and my pond is beginning to wake up.
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    Lotus stem issue.

    Howdy. I might need some advice on the health of a lotus plant. Our weather in Texas is beginning to warm up and my lotus plant is coming out of hibernation. For the most part the plant seems healthy but today I noticed two of the stems appear to have turned brown and failed. This seems to...
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    What does your pond look like ... Today?

    Water lilies are coming out of hibernation.
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    What does your pond look like ... Today?

    Fountain at night.
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