What does your pond look like ... Today?


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Yes i knew what you meant as usual with my text and typing it didn't come across correctly . Are you going to put a little water fall foam deep into the cracks to help hold them in place or are you going t stay with a dry stack.
 
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Dry stack, as you never know when one might change their mind about something and the water does not run behind the rocks at all fortunately. It felt pretty darn stable after I stacked them all. Of course if a raccoon gets through all my netting and fence barricades and happens to make a mess of it then I may rethink the foam. I will have a very bad headache and mood if that does happen tho!
 

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I have dry stacked rocks which have stayed nicely stacked. Hope yours does the same.
 
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Dry stacked if done well will out last all others. stone wall building is without a doubt an art.
 
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Well I'm no artist but will hope it all stays put! I even tap hammered some in so they were really tight.
 

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I got in the pond today to fertilize the lilies one last time this year, as well as pulled quite a few yellowing pads, and moved one of my potted sedges away from the side I sit on to give me a more open view.

This photo was from before I did all that. You can't see too many yellow pads here, but quite a few were covered by other pads.
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This photo doesn't make the pond look much different from yesterday's photo, but there's actually a big difference. So much easier to see the fish now.
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Cardinal Flower in the bog, and Nodding Onion on the outside edge. I'm coming up with a plan next year to make a "patriotic" section of garden, featuring Cardinal Flower (red), Nodding Onion (white), and Great Blue Lobelia (blue).
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@JBtheExplorer - I did the same thing on Saturday! My lily pads and floating hearts were looking sad, my yellow flag iris got iris borers and was 90% dead and everything just needed a good shaping up. So much better! The pond even looks a bit bigger!
 

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The lilies are still blooming great, they love that osmocote I gave them in the fall. I have not fertilized them since.
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The bees love the yellow snowflake flowers and drinking on the lily pads, there are few in the above picture taking a sip
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I've never heard of that! It's on the invasive list for IL so that explains it!
Didn’t know that Lisa,that particular one has produced 4 plants in 3 months,the fry love to hide in them and when they drop to the bottom in winter the fish snuggle up in there!!!
 

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