Bagspond update for June

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    Well, the plants are now officially happy! I think all they needed was some warmer water and some more fish poo.

    The elephant ears in front of the porch are not in the water, but I included them because they are 6 feet tall! I took a picture - maybe the first one -- that shows how tall everything is -- and how much privacy the plants give!!!!

    Picture 4269 shows the separate lotus pool. The little wabasabi tuber delivered! Those leaves are huge and much taller than I am! There is a blossom that I can't wait to see open!

    I had another lotus open in the pond. A gorgeous pink -- First Lady, if I'm remembering right. Unfortunately, I'm waiting to see if I've killed it. There was a humongous, brown, gross-looking leaf on the surface. I thought surely it would be ok to cut it since it was obviously past dead. And this was a leaf on the water, not one of the aerial ones. When I cut it, a bunch of bubbles came out of the stem, dang it. I'm hoping I haven't flooded and drowned the tuber. We will have to see what happens.

    But the fish are all very happy!
     

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    This was the First Lady lotus. We were out of town when it was at its peak, but it is still pretty here.
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    Very nice.

    I totally ignore my lotus, leaves, flower stems etc until they do the die back in the fall. Then I cut them off, since the stems are rotted and falling apart.

    But it does not bother me what the leaves look like. Ugly, pretty, green, brown.
     
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    Gosh i love your pond so much
     
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    Thank you!!!!!!!! I like it, too!
     
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    If the pond were bigger and leaves didn't take up such an expanse, it wouldn't bother me so much. But the leaves are soooo big -- which I do like. I have learned my lesson.
    (Makes me think of the California water conservation rhyme about flushing the toilet: if it's yellow let it mellow -- if it's brown, flush it down. What could the pond equivalent be? Leaves of green; really keen! Leaves are cruddy; they're still your buddy!)
     
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    very lovely pond.
     
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    Beautifully done
     
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    I can't believe how natural it looks, like it's been there for years. Wonderfully done bagsmom! Thanks for the pictures!
     
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    LOL hey I found your bucket in pic 3 right next to the gazing ball .I love how lush it all looks and the elephant ears look great and that lotus is so pretty
     
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    your pond is awesome. Great job with the landscaping
     
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    Wow is all I can see. It's beautiful.
     
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    I always misplace my buckets ,I think the gnomes I have are moving them just to keep me on my toes :LOL:
     
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    I know -- my husband said -- oh gross, don't show them your trash pile over there! But I wanted to show the big archway made by the abelia bush. It's kind of cool. That leads to the dry creek and the birdfeeders. The birds will come flying in FAST and swoop down low over the pond and under the archway to the birdseed! It's fun to see -- but a little surprising sometimes! They've come pretty close to my head!
     
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    The gnomes take my clippers. There must be a dozen of them lying here and there under the plants and mulch! :)
     
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    Thanks, Everyone! I sure am enjoying it!!!!!!
     
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    geeze every where you look here things need cleaned up ,can't ever keep up everything .I only noticed the bucket because I can never find mine and now have about 6 of them some where here .Dollars store buckets .Yep clippers also and they keep taking my knee pads I lean on from the dollar store to insulate the house they live in :)
     
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    Lovely! My favorites are the hydrangeas!! Though not part of the pond, I just really like them!
     
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    "I like big plants and I cannot lie". haha! So pretty!
     
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    Wow, just beautiful....you must be thrilled :)
     
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