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    Let see our pets

    This is Mozzie, my best buddy!
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    Information on sandstone

    Thanks for all the information. The sandstone I found was really chalky and looked like milk running off when you washed it. I decided to use the rocks I already had. I loved the look of the stacked sandstone, but I‘m afraid the stone I found was poor quality.
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    Information on sandstone

    Yes brokensword, I saw your picture of your bog, and thought it was so pretty. I bought some sandstone large rocks, but they were so powdery I worried they would cloud the water. I think I’ll check them out at another place. Your pond and bog are amazing!
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    Information on sandstone

    I wondered if it’s all right to use sandstone to stack on the inside wall of the bog? Mine stands in several inches of water and I wondered about the powdery substance you get with sandstone. Can it be washed clean. Thanks!
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    Frozen bog

    Thanks for all the expert advice! I plugged in the pump and the bog is flowing fine. The weather is going to be nice this week, so hopefully I can deal with the issues.
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    Frozen bog

    Also Lisak1, the woman at the garden center where I purchased the pump said to turn it off anytime it got to 18 degrees. I was afraid the pump would freeze up. The pond never froze much so I guess the other pump to the bog would have been fine too.
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    Frozen bog

    The hose connected to the pump comes over the bog wall and connects to the pvc pipes under all the pea gravel. There’s about 3 feet of hose that’s exposed.
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    Frozen bog

    This freezing weather brings more bog questions! This is my first winter and I’m afraid I’m not too smart when it comes to frozen bogs. I unplugged the pump before the freeze. The water drained down into the pea gravel and froze. Now that the weather is slightly better, I’m not seeing any water...
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    Canna in the bog

    Was just wondering if all cannas are the same, or do you plant only water canna in the bog? I dug a bunch in the fall and I’m looking for a new spot. Do you just plant the tuber?
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    How much water in a bog?

    So I can just dam up an area and put more pea gravel in it?
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    How much water in a bog?

    Well, I think I might have worn him out! We were out there digging in 34 degree weather. The bog turned out about as big as the pond. We had an assembly line going. I rinsed the pea gravel, he hauled it in wheel barrels, and dumped it in. He did all the pvc pipes and spread the all the dug earth...
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    How much water in a bog?

    If you have a plant that doesn’t like the crown in water, could you build a little area up with rocks to accommodate? What determines the water level? My son came home for Christmas and built a new bog for me. I’ve wanted one for a long time, but was afraid to tackle it at 73. It was a...
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    How much water in a bog?

    I see pictures of bogs with very little water above the gravel, and others with several inches of water showing. I just wondered if it makes a difference? In order to get the water flowing over the little waterfall, my water is higher than the gravel.
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    Pond cleaning

    My pond is small, 800 gallons. I’ve got cords, aerators, pumps, rocks, and plants on the bottom. I don’t see how you could net or sweep anything now. In spring I ’ll set everything up and scoop away. This will be my 1st yr l don’t empty the pond and clean it! I’ve read so many posts about not...
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    Frozen bog

    My pond is small, I don’t have a pond breather but I have 4 airiators and the waterfall stil running. All seems well in the pond.
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    Frozen bog

    The bog is 12 to 14” deep. It is pretty frozen now. I hope it’s not unplugged more than it’s plugged in this winter. I guess that means I’m hopeful we’ll have a warm winter! The pond is not frozen at all.
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    Frozen bog

    Thanks mrsClem, it was full of water when I unplugged it, the water has drained down into the pea gravel now and frozen. Does it hurt the pump if you don’t unplug it? With the moving water, I wasn’t sure if it would freeze solid. Do I wait for a total thaw before turning it back on? ‍
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    Frozen bog

    This is my first winter with a bog. It’s all new to me so I thought I’d ask the experts! We had temps drop into the low teens and light snow. The pond is fine, (has another pump),but the bog is frozen solid. I unplugged the pump to the bog, and am waiting for a thaw before I turn it back on. I...
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    POTM October 2021 Winner

    Congratulations JB, is that a Grossbeak?
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