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I have finished up the waterfall and added some more plants, I still need to do the not fun stuff and clean up everything around the pond though. The bog isn't working quite as well as expected, so I have added back my UV to temporarily help out until the bog has a chance to establish itself.

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My parents planted some bulbs around the edge of the pond and that is making for quite a lovely little flower garden! I should also add- That pathetic little fencing is just there to keep the chickens out while all the plants establish themselves.
 
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This is so awesome! You did such a great job. I love this look.
on a side note: You must not be in the grand valley. My daffodils we all up, bloomed and already dying back three weeks ago.
Thanks! I am in the Fort Collins area ( 60 ish miles north of Denver ).
 
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I have finished up the waterfall and added some more plants, I still need to do the not fun stuff and clean up everything around the pond though. The bog isn't working quite as well as expected, so I have added back my UV to temporarily help out until the bog has a chance to establish itself.

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My parents planted some bulbs around the edge of the pond and that is making for quite a lovely little flower garden! I should also add- That pathetic little fencing is just there to keep the chickens out while all the plants establish themselves.
You have made a fantastic pond. I'm very impressed, love the bridge and the daffodils (daffodils don't grow in Florida, so I have both pond- and daffodil- envy). Great job!
 

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You have made a fantastic pond. I'm very impressed, love the bridge and the daffodils (daffodils don't grow in Florida, so I have both pond- and daffodil- envy). Great job!
That is surprising! I was under the impression that everything grew in Florida. Is it to warm for them?
 
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Your bog is brand new. Give it some time..

did you clean the bottom of the pond last photo i saw you had a good deposit of leaves etc.

Afew more plants certainly won't hurt plant the bog completely as the water clears then pull them out if that's the look you want
 
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Your bog is brand new. Give it some time..

did you clean the bottom of the pond last photo i saw you had a good deposit of leaves etc.

Afew more plants certainly won't hurt plant the bog completely as the water clears then pull them out if that's the look you want
I have removed most of the leaves from the bottom. I think I will add some more plants in the coming weeks. I don't really expect the bog to work for a few weeks, the beneficial bacteria probably need to gain a foothold on the pea gravel. The only reason I am using UV to FastTrack water clearing is because my sister has a graduation party at our house soon and I would like the water to be clear when other people see it.
 
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I have removed most of the leaves from the bottom. I think I will add some more plants in the coming weeks. I don't really expect the bog to work for a few weeks, the beneficial bacteria probably need to gain a foothold on the pea gravel. The only reason I am using UV to FastTrack water clearing is because my sister has a graduation party at our house soon and I would like the water to be clear when other people see it.
Drain half of it and refill it like three days before the party
 
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I just rebuilt my bog as your probably aware and I planted the bog up. I should add the wind has been crazy here for over a week now and much cooler than normal. The tall plants are having a tough time
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Haven’t updated here in a while - nothing much to report though! The bog was great this summer and once established kept the pond clear throughout the whole season. All the fish babies are now very grown up, and the pond is already icing over for the winter. I caught a 10 point buck drinking from the bog just this morning!
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Wow, impressive! OK, I know...for those who live in places where deer are common, maybe not so special, but still...
 

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Wow, impressive! OK, I know...for those who live in places where deer are common, maybe not so special, but still...
No always special, love seeing our deer, esp the bucks. They don't wander around like the gals do.
 
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Not a fan of the deer TBH - given the chance they'll destroy your landscape and run in front of your car, all before breakfast.

We hit a small (thank goodness) doe on the expressway early one morning this summer - always a terrifying experience. She ran alongside the car for a hundred yards or so before finally deciding to give it a try to cross in front of us. At least my husband had a second or two to slow down and the truck behind us was able to go around us on the shoulder instead of rear ending us. Didn't work out so well for the deer.

Had another close encounter with a big old buck on the way to work three mornings in a row earlier this month. Luckily the big boys are a little smarter - they didn't get that big by playing dodge ball with cars. By the third day I knew he would be there and we both just nodded as I slowly passed by.
 
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given the chance they'll destroy your landscape and run in front of your car, all before breakfast.

Tons of deer are killed this time of year, mating season and hunting season. Time change the deaths go way up . It is so sad to see the bodies. Our back field is sort of a safe zone, see them a lot down there even during the day. Just spooked a few walking the pups.

They will destroy landscaping, most of what I have is deer resistant and or plants I don't care if they eat.
 
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