- How to Attract Birds to your Garden
- If You Build It, They will Come…
- The Pond is Done! (6/2/13)
- “Surprise” Update (5/6/13)
- Update on our Progress (4/19/13)
We have loved our small pond which we inherited from a friend who moved away. It is about 50 gallons. It has been a home for a few water plants, goldfish, snails and generations of frogs over the last few years.
Our pond is the center of activity in our backyard and provides year-round entertainment. It is especially fun to watch the birds, butterflies, dragonflies, chipmunks and squirrels come by for a drink during the day. The small waterfall makes a lovely and soothing sound that is so relaxing. Our family and friends love to come to the yard to unwind in the ambiance of the water features.
The number one reason that I wanted the pond was to grow and enjoy waterlilies. They look beautiful. They remind me of my yoga practice and to stop, breathe & center myself. They have a fantastic smell. The best way I know to describe it’s scent is that is smells like a SweeTarts; somehow sweet and sour at the same time. It’s a glorious plant throughout the summer.
That success along with the fact that water plants, like any other plants grow, spread and need more space, led me to start day dreaming about a larger pond. Luckily, my husband (our resident landscaper & my constant supporter) also enjoys the pond and the Eco-system it has created. He too, is on-board. So, I made a plan, consulted a landscaper and water gardening expert and am now pricing materials.
The idea is to create the pond and use the soil that is removed to make a raised vegetable garden bed that is adjacent to the pond. They both have the same light requirements and this space is in full sun.
Check out the project updates below: