Discussion in 'Pond Showcase Comments' started by pecan, May 17, 2012.
Back yard when we purchased the house Summer 2008.
The Pond Build which started May 20, 2011 and was completed June 20, 2011.
Dig, dig, dig, dig, dig
Digging is complete!
Carpet, then roofing felt
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?
Completed pond and yard Summer 2011
Sweet little baby cakes
Big box store conifers that were returned after there immidiate demise due to a lack of roots
Skippy filter installation March 2012
And pictures May 2012
And more yard pics May 2012
Baby shade bed
Fishies and Flowers
Alien Fish who must have walked to my pond LOL
And more fishies
Biggest begger of them all
First water lily bloom
And a couple of the pond for good measure
There are two skippies here somewhere but I can't seem to find them.
Here is a home video
A night pic and a pic of a swallow tail butterfly that was hanging out the other day.
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
Some new pictures I took last night. I really like my new orange and black Koi. I named her Grace because she is beautiful like Grace Kelly
And here is some of the others
Thanks Addy!!! The lilies are doing great!
And one of the pond last night
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.
And now for the updated pond pics
And some fishy still shots...
And some fishy videos
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
Veterans Honor Rose
Another Day Lily
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'
Here are some of the pond
Here are some updated pictures of the pond August 2012.
And some up close lily shots...
And some updated photos of the flower beds...
Full yard shot
Weeping Willow getting big
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