Zen Felling for 2015 Pond Season

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    I already have a zen feeling about this years pond season. This feeling of peace and relaxation is most likely due to my decision to minimize some aspects of our fish-less garden pond. Gone will be the tall in-pond plants that looked so out of place. Expect to plant numerous pond border ground covers and stone hugging specimens to futher soften the overall look and feel. Seasonal pond side potted plants will be back. Existing lily pads should do well. Our pond is never going to be a show place like so many yet it will always be a simple place of beauty and tranquility. The sound of water flowing into the pond. Shade from the over hanging trees. Moss growing naturally on rough stones. Continued growth of the welcomed cypress tree knots. Gazing at the very gentle movement of the crystal clear water amidst the stones and greenery. Such attributes are satisfaction enough.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    As long as it is your showplace who cares what others think.
    Glad you are at peace with your pond
     
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    I'm sure it's going to look good !! Lou
     
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    Big Lou a pond is even more zen when it has koi swimming lazily about in it my friend :happy:

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    No doubt they would Dave. It's just that I can't adequately care for fish anymore. I'm a strong believer in giving the best care possible for one's pets.
     
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    Thank you all. I'm of the mind that less is more. That does not mean unattractive. Quite the opposite. Minimizing can enhance the beauty of what the eye beholds. There will be plenty of my friends.
     
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    You've got the right idea there @Big Lou ! If you aren't enjoying your pond to the utmost, figure out what it is that's standing in the way of total enjoyment and relaxation and fix it!
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    You're gonna enjoy the pond stress free w/no worrying about the fish. You have done right by your decision. Other critters will come to make it their home and you will be able to sit and watch as they come and go.
     
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    So true. Thanks JW.
     
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