Pecan Pond Evolution


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The Pond Build which started May 20, 2011 and was completed June 20, 2011.

Dig, dig, dig, dig, dig :)


Desert Rocks



Digging is complete!



Carpet, then roofing felt



Liner!



Now for the rocks



DH being not so helpful (he earned it after digging the hole by hand)



Almost done :) well as done as I could be at this point LOL. Are we ever really done?

 
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Koi Babies!!! I just picked up 4 more Koi today from the local Koi breeder but first I'll post pics of the first 4 I picked up in April (?) you may have seen them in the fishy pictures above. This was when I picked them up.

These 4 where about 8" long when I got them.






And here are the new additions I picked up today. They are about 5" long









Total fish count as of today is:

8 Koi (4, 8" & 4, 5")
13 Large Comets (about 8" long)
20-25 Comet babies from last year (now about 5" long) - I think I may need to find some homes for some of them.
2 Hybrids that were added to my pond by aliens at some point last year :LOL:
 
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June 24th 2012 Pond Update.

Plants are really taking off, the fish are happy and the pond is happy, I am happy. :)

First I will post the updated yard photos:
I try and get a pic from this angle every year since the original pic of the yard was from this same view. I like to see the change every year.





















 
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Tonight we got our first rain in months. The yard came to life with color. As the sun began to set there was some amazing lighting and everything was still wet from the rain so I got some pictures.

Here are some of the plants.

Warning: I took a bunch of pictures LOL

Hens and Chicks


Sapphire Skies Yucca


My little cows tongue cactus has doubled in size in the last month :)



Vavoom Rose



Veterans Honor Rose



Echinicia (sp?)



Hardy Hibiscus



Daly Lily





Another Day Lily



Blue Agave



Small Japanese lace maple with a few hostas



Cool Japanese forest grass picture :)



And my conifer bed that is doing much better this year :)



Timber bamboo that is finally getting some height on it... I'd say a couple more years and it will hit 20' :)

 
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