Love Your Pond Blog
Koi ponds are a fascinating topic, often times highly and hotly debated. There is so much to know and learn!
Check out this episode 4 of The POND HUNTER Radio Broadcast to learn everything you always wanted to know about koi! There’s a lot of information out there on koi some good, some bad! We will be setting some things straight on this episode from selecting and choosing koi, to tips on seasonal and long term koi care. Learn some koi history, koi facts, and let’s but some koi myths! Mike Gannon is your host and will be joined by Barbara Johnson, owner of The Fish Lady pond services from Van Nuys, CA. Barbara is a long time koi expert and pond professional, tune in to hear her tips and insights on koi keeping.Read More
It seems these days we have a syndrome syndrome going on. There is this kind of syndrome, and then there is that kind of syndrome. New syndromes are being created and classified on an ongoing basis. The good news is as they create these new syndromes there is a cure for the syndrome in a little pill available.Read More
“It might seem crazy what I’m bout to say”, but often times when people hear that “everything is changing” it brings a certain level of unhappiness. But, when your plan is to “Reach For The Stars” and everything is changing because of that plan, well then, that can make you happy; that can make you feel like a room without a roof! So clap along, if you feel like happiness is the truth!Read More
How great is it to write a pond and water garden blog yet be able to do wine reviews and it is not out of place, a wine review that is still topical to ponds and water gardens. I recently took part of a wine tasting event, a wine tasting done on a live radio show, with a company that makes mixing ponds and wine easy; two things I love. Well the wine label of Koi Pond Cellars really made this pairing come together nicely. Wine and ponds, how fine!Read More
Time: Late May, any year.
Call comes in from pond customer(s).
Customer says: “Hey my fish are fighting and it looks like Mr. Bubble may have fallen into my pond. The pond kinda smells a bit too…”Read More
PH Episode 3 Pond Predators
Pond predators! Herons and Egrets and Minks, oh my! Listen and join in for this episode of The POND HUNTER radio broadcast discussing the predators that prey on your backyard fish pond. They come from the air, from the land, even from the water! There is a pond predator lurking somewhere waiting to make a meal of your beloved watery pets.Read More
For the koi purist, the kichi, the sleek and flashy butterfly koi may not be their first choice when it comes to their koi collection. For many, the butterfly koi simply would not be an option at all. When you get into the upper echelons of finer koi keeping, the butterfly varieties are barely even recognized as being a fish! Yet, for so many others they would not think of their collection as being complete without some sort of representation from the butterfly variety. My koi collection would fall into that category as well since I can account for 3 butterfly koi in my pond’s population. However; in my pond, I refer to them as dragon koi. I like the name dragon koi better. The long fins on my fish coupled with the swishy manner of swimming they have, actually makes them appear to be much more like little water dragons swimming through my pond than butterflies. But that’s just me, you can call yours what you like but in my pond they are dragon koi all the way!Read More
Watercress. What is watercress anyway? Is there such thing as rockcress or maybe landcress? How about outerspace cress? Cress, really?
Yes, cress, really. There is landcress! There is rockcress! There is NOT outerspacecress, and I am sorry if that disappoints you. Truth is that cress, watercress primarily, played a huge and often times important role in many civilizations of the ancient and not so ancient world. Watercress’s botanical name is Nasturtium. It is an ancient plant utilized around the globe throughout history. And you still are not growing it in your pond? Why not?!Read More
The time has finally come that you’ve made that decision to have a professional pond installation. Since you could not decide whether to have a water garden, a koi pond, or a killer waterfall display; you’ve opted to have all of them! You are going to get yourself a fusion water garden koi pond with a waterfall and stream display. You want an amazingly designed feature, you want the best equipment, and you want low maintenance; you want the exact opposite of the first 2 DIY projects you spent weeks of hard labor and tons of money on, while never getting the results you want. This time you are going to hire a professional pond installer!Read More
Listen in on The POND HUNTER Radio Broadcast Episode 2 on Spring pond care tips. Join Mike Gannon and special guest Chris Tallarico from the NJ Pond Guys as they discuss Spring pond care. Tips and considerations on opening your pond, servicing equipment, aquatic plant care, and fish care guidelines.
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