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    Gordo33

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    Would you be able to discribed in more detail how you created the vault in the bottom of the bog. Is this a hollow chamber that you created to allow muck to settle in?. The reason I'm asking is the main negative criticism I have read with bogs is the build up of muck in the pea gravel creating channeling and an anerobic environment.. My thought is to create a hollow area under the pea gravel with a drain and valve to occasional back flush the muck from the bog.
     
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    Mr.Wizard

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    That is a beautiful pond!
     
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    IMG_1359.GIF It's a pond vault and centipede - like this:
     
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    Gordo33

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    I am interested in setting up something similiar in a bog. I was looking at the pond pics you posted . Am I correct that your waterfall feeds the pond and the pond flows into the bog. If So is the vaulte/ centipede housing your pump sending the water back to the waterfall completing the circuit?
    I watched a video from aquascape and they showed you can backwash the sediment that accumulates in the centipede by placing a pump into the vault . Do you do this?
    Hope you don't mind all these questions in your showcase. Maybe I'll start a new thread.
    Your pond and plants looks amazing!!
     
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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    Oh yea this is definitely on my top two.
     
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    @Gordo33 - did I ever answer this? If not, here you go - the bog is at the top and feeds the waterfall, the pond flows into the underground rainwater storage where we have a second centipede and vault. The pump lives in that vault and pumps the water back up to the bog... where it flows back over the waterfall!
     
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    CliffandJoann

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    Gorgeous, very natural...looks like a real pond...I mean something you would see
    on a nature walk. I am in awe of the water lilies, my koi destroy ours.
    Good job!
     
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    Ours don't for some reason. They will uproot them when I first re-pot them if they get the chance, so I make sure they have a big chunk of rock on top to keep them in the pot long enough to get rooted. Once they are growing they have no interest in them.

    Thanks for the kind comments! We love our pond!
     
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    qclabrat

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    @Lisak1 love your pond, what are the red marginals you have in one of your pics?
     
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    Thanks! I think you mean the cardinal flowers - the tall ones at the back?
     
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    yes, see they are of the lobelia family. We always plant the blue ones as annuals. I like that this variety is a perennial.
    Are they planted in the pond or the perimeter?
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    Both. They started as a marginal and have re-seeded themselves around the edges of the pond. I love them! They say they are the reddest red of any flowering plant. Hummingbirds LOVE them.
     
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    I bought a Cardinal Lobelia this year, it says it's a perennial but I doubt it would survive freezing where it's at, should I plant the pot in the ground, in the Fall and dig it out in Spring?
    Love your pond...but you already knew that:D
     
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    Mine comes back every year right where it is - it's both in the pond and out of the pond. One tip - don't cut it down in the fall. Leave the dried stems and heads. The stems are tubular, so you don't want water to get into them and freeze or they will die AND the heads will drop seeds so you'll have babies in the spring!
     
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    Mmathis TurtleMommy

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    Interesting, never knew that. I always cut things back, so good to know. My cardinals are just starting to take off.
     
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    @Mmathis - my standard is if it can hold itself upright, it stays put until spring. If it's going to flop into the pond, I cut it back. I find even the dead plant material serves a purpose as it forms a barrier to leaves blowing into the pond. Plus the leaves that gather around the plant help insulate it from the bitter cold.

    Cardinal flowers are interesting - as soon as you see the new green leaves beginning to emerge, the old stems will just come right up out of the ground with barely a tug.
     
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    I planted a cardinal plant last week. It wasn't easy to find. I was told they can reseed themselves, but if they don't, they probably won't come back in my zone. Glad to know to leave it alone :)
     
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    Mine is in a pot, on a rock with only the bottom inch in water...I can leave it there just as is, but can I collect seeds just in case that one doesn't make it?
     
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    I would never rely on a plant in a pot to overwinter. In the ground, you have a chance. So yes, I would either save seed or make sure it scatters in the surrounding area.
     
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    Learning to Care for Koi

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    A seriously beautiful pond! A true place of refuge for the soul!!! I think I may need a BOG!!!
     
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