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Crazy how much those cannas have grown in a short period of time or has it actually been a while since i stopped by.
Don’t think it has been that long, seems like in the past week or two the cannas have taken off
 
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I LOVE HOW YOU RAN THE LINER way outside the edge of the ponds edge That maybe a recipe for those plants to explode once they got there roots set .
 

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Updated pics of the pond.

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This lily flowers like crazy and puts out huge pad close to a foot in diameter. Can’t remember it’s name though.

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Purple hardy lily….

These lilies definitely enjoy the new part of the pond that gets 12 hours of sun…
Bog shots on the newer end of the pond….plants starting to battle for supremacy…
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love the lily, jhn; and for sure, your canna forest is going gangbusters. I used to put one in my bog but it gets pretty large and with a black taro very near, it got sort of congested last year. Do you have any colors like GB (the confetti version, etc)? Might have to 'find' a place next year as I miss them.

Looking good; and of course, another prompt for more dbt pics! Can that smart cam of yours take any video of the dbt+koi? (use the polarized sunglasses trick, here, too!)
 

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Yes, have 2 of the confetti looking canna believe it is called cleopatra. one of them is in the pics of the bog at the moment it put up the purple flower stalks, which put out red flowers. The one in the bog at the other end of the pond put up the variegated stalks, which get the confetti yellow and red flowers mix look.
Will work on the video thing, of the koi and dbt together.
 

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Love your purple lily! And your cannas! And your bog and your pond!
 

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photos courtesy of @GBBUDD ,
good time hanging out last weekend for a few hours, shooting the breeze about ponds and all the stupid things we have seen on construction sites.

there are more pics, that I can put up this weekend… here are just a few




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Your addition/ expansion to your pond is coming along nicely @Jhn .

Unfortunately war stories and stupidity there has been a lot over the years to many to remember them all.
 

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photos courtesy of @GBBUDD ,
good time hanging out last weekend for a few hours, shooting the breeze about ponds and all the stupid things we have seen on construction sites.

there are more pics, that I can put up this weekend… here are just a few




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so THAT'S the secret, huh? Send GB over with his camera????? Great photos and really does help fill out my vision of your pond, @Jhn !! Even got one of your DBTs, too! Really nice!
 
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Yup someone was daring enough to share there hard work . What i loved about his pond the most was his edging and the liner running all the way out to the curb that kept the turtles in This way the water is controlled no matter where it runs. that and the edging had rocks turned in all directions and not just the long way heading down the length of the pond. Made it look all the more natural.
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Some additions to the pond, dead wood taken off a job site, although the one on the ground will need to air out as it got diesel on it in the back of the truck. Would have taken the whole tree these came off of but tough to transport a waterlogged dead log around 16” diameter and 30’ long with no equipment at home to move it……needed Barney over here.
Like the water worn look with the holes in the logs…Oh yeah the urn finally has shown up last month, 7 months after I ordered it.
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Nice!

Dunno if diesel will leave the wood in the future...isn't gasoline, got a "fatty" part into it and will not disapear...
 
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Nice!

Dunno if diesel will leave the wood in the future...isn't gasoline, got a "fatty" part into it and will not disapear...
I'd be concerned about that myself; there's got to be more dead logs to use lying around somewhere and avoid a possible calamity.
 
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needed Barney over here.
Will head your way. How long to Maryland from Washington at 1.5mph?

Looks great. Love the log. Didn’t know the urns were backed up. Team Aquascape seems to have plenty of them for their YouTube projects...
 

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at 1.5mph?
seems about right; isn't that the speed your pond is getting done? Yeah, yeah, I know; low hanging fruit--I couldn't resist, CW!!
 
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I'd sure be concerned about letting diesel enter my pond. Maybe tho you are talking a very small amount? Maybe try something safe to wipe it off like vinegar or?
 
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Imo, get another log and no thinks...
some would say we have a LOT of 'no thinks' around here....HEY! I wasn't talkin' 'bout ME! heh heh
 
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It wasn’t
Will head your way. How long to Maryland from Washington at 1.5mph?

Looks great. Love the log. Didn’t know the urns were backed up. Team Aquascape seems to have plenty of them for their YouTube projects...
A long ways especially at 1.5 mph….haha
 
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I'd sure be concerned about letting diesel enter my pond. Maybe tho you are talking a very small amount? Maybe try something safe to wipe it off like vinegar or?
It wasn’t soaked in it, just dragged across where some spilled a few hours earlier. Leaving it out in the weather for the next 4-5 months should be fine, I can’t even tell if it has any on it.
 

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