My water feature, pond, and surrounding area

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Hi All, Here's my pond and surrounding areas. Rather than futz with resizing the images and degrading them in order to post directly from this server, I have linked the list of images directly from my server. All images are 800px X 600px.

http://www.crestviewcable.com/~archy2/pond/

I designed this myself and there are two streams coming off of the falls.

I tried to make the water feature appear as natural to the placement area as possible. This required 25 tons of Oregon Mossy Rock that was then buried whereby only 1/3 of it sticks out of the ground, much like it would if it were parent material.

Yes, I have lined the pool with the same material. A pain in the spring with the string algae but sweet when finally managed.

I am just now getting the water cleared up and I'm using clay treatments for the fish, plants, and water.

Surrounding plants are hosta, irish moss, coleus, ferns, cat tail, etc.. The fishies a very happy and frisky.

It continues to be a work in progress. Enjoy.
 
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Ponds are always a work in progress, looks great! good job
 

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Good luck getting a lot of folks to follow this link, why didn't you just post them here?
 
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"What is the brown stuff at the bottom."

That is string algae at bay... the fish can now go through this to get to the gelatinous good algae just below it.
 

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Love the rock and plant edging looks very natural
 
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I just luv looking at everyones ponds..This ones another beauty. Makes me want to always keep making changes!!bigger & better!!!!!! dreamin on!!
 
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noobfisher said:
what is the grass like plant in the pond? i need some of that for mine.
I'm not sure....it grows along the Deschutes River though. I've always called it "Tina" grass because it reminds me of Tina Turner's hair style back in the 80's...:lol:
 

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Bokchoy said:
I'm not sure....it grows along the Deschutes River though. I've always called it "Tina" grass because it reminds me of Tina Turner's hair style back in the 80's...:lol:
It looks almost like dwarf fountain grass, which can be put in wet areas. It mounds like that and has nice blooms. Blooms spring to fall, good down to zone 5, I have a few around my pond, once the bog is running I will have a few in it also.
 
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addy1 said:
It looks almost like dwarf fountain grass, which can be put in wet areas. It mounds like that and has nice blooms. Blooms spring to fall, good down to zone 5, I have a few around my pond, once the bog is running I will have a few in it also.
no flowers on my speciman though...
 
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