My pond winter/early spring 2011


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And it so much fun, like painting a canvas with nature. And if the plant does not work out easy to move!
 

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Well at least you inherited a nice one and a nice designed one too .I like the shape of it good luck
 

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you have some really cool rocks on the hill too, not sure if they are in your property but you could make a cool creek coming down the hill into the pond. Looks good.

Addy1 I used a similar phrase with my wife when we were building our pond, our yard was a blank canvas and we can paint whatever picture we want, you are the artist and believe me I have moved more than my share of plants and rocks over the years.
 
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Thanks gang, tahermann, it is a "stream running from an upper pond which originally was fed by a waterfall down the front of a huge boulder. Due to water loss and increasingly impossible maintenance on both we will be doing away with all of the above and just focu on the main pond. Between the leaves from the forest of maples and oaks behind us and the hole boring critters moving the earth we realize it is a futile effort to keep it going. The pond on some days seems huge (like the days I bring home plants) to seeming so small...
 

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That is what i told my hubby when I started working on the pond. He wanted drawings, plans, so I gave him a few. Well the finished project is close butttttttt lol

I had an idea in my head and as you dig you follow the flow of the land to make it work out. The same with landscaping, as you plant a plan develops. It is so much fun!

Maybe some day you will put the stream back in action, but the leaves do make a mess!
 
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You got a great start mouseams !! I like the rock out crops on the hill also
 

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Best thing for that pond besides the pond itself is the backdrop of woods and rock out cropings you have a nice place there and I'm jealous.Makes a really pretty pic for sure
 
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Thanks all! When we first moved in it was really in poor shape. The rock inside the pond on the right is actually a real rock which he put the liner over, so we had this huge black boulder sticking up out of the pond. I found this stuff called rock on a roll. It is like a textured wallpaper for ponds. You cut to the size you need and epoxy two pieces together if you need and voila! No more black rock. Now it has a nice patina on it and you cannot tell it is not real.
We are quite fortunate to have this, as I never would have gotten into this. I am finding pond gardening quite enjoyable and have been learning a lot, thanks to all you nice folks!
 

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I have used the rock on a roll to help cover liner issues in my stream, with the extreme slope we have it was hard to dig in enough to get rocks to stack along the sides.

That stuff is great! I am just using little pieces here and there where liner is showing, the rest has rock on it.
 

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I didn't know what it was called my son brought me a piece from a friend of his and his friends whole pond liner is like that you think it's rock but just a pic .he told me that it started out as being something the company did for swimming pool liners and now do pond liners
 
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thank you addy and I'm thankfull that my friends will have a place to live and be happy
 

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Very cool sissy and hope your friends enjoy life in their new home thanks to you :lol:
Sorry also to hear about the tragedy of your sister.
 
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Thank you and Margie was my friend my sister and just meant everything and domestic violence sucks and I think she wanted me to do this or all the problems I have had buying the place .Everything got settled on this date and signed and now instead of them paying 500 hundred a month for 5 acres now they have 11.23 acres and 350 dollars so they can pay me back no interest of course .I just needed to help .After closing we will get horses ,geese and chickens moved to there new home the pic of geese and the horses
 

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Beautiful setting and raised pond! Cool shape too! Yeah and all those big rocks are neat....
 
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thats some ledge rock you have there ,but can say this it makes a really pretty backdrop for your pond and yard
 

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