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INTERNATIONAL WATER GARDEN SOCIETY SYMPOSIUM 2016 REVIEW

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: November 2nd, 2016 | No Comments on INTERNATIONAL WATER GARDEN SOCIETY SYMPOSIUM 2016 REVIEW

It could have happened just about anywhere on the planet there is a strong connection to the world of water gardening; but the International Water Gardening Society’s Annual Symposium took place in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula in 2016. The IWGS Symposium attendees on one hand lay somewhere between an assemblage of botanists, horticulturalists, aquatic plant breeder/growers and distributors, water gardening authors and experts, aficionados and hobbyists, water garden designers, builders, and service providers; …while on the other hand, they could be described as a band of adventurers.

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CAN I BRING MY WATER LETTUCE INDOORS FOR WINTER?

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: September 26th, 2016 | No Comments on CAN I BRING MY WATER LETTUCE INDOORS FOR WINTER?

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Question: Can I bring my water lettuce indoors for the winter and put them in my fish aquarium until Spring?

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Answer: Some questions don’t have a clear cut answer, but the short of this answer is YES, you can bring water lettuce indoors for the winter months. With that advice let’s clarify the answer. If you were to bring you water lettuce in to keep in your aquarium until Spring you have some things you need to consider…

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HOW TO CONTROL STRING ALGAE IN YOUR KOI POND AND WATER GARDEN

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: September 12th, 2016 | No Comments on HOW TO CONTROL STRING ALGAE IN YOUR KOI POND AND WATER GARDEN

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Hey pond keepers we all have to deal with string algae in your koi pond and water garden at some point. String algae happens to the best of us be if a big pond or small pond, a professionally installed pond or the backyard DIY pond. String algae in your koi pond and water garden is nothing new, nothing unusual, and nothing to be ashamed of; so let’s talk about it. Let’s talk algae, shall we?

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HOW TO BUILD A WATER GARDEN KOI POND IN NEW JERSEY

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: October 24th, 2014 | 1 Comment on HOW TO BUILD A WATER GARDEN KOI POND IN NEW JERSEY

Pond Renovation Project in New Jersey

So you are planning to build and install a pond in New Jersey? That is exciting news, you are in for many wonderful experiences and adventures with a new pond installation. Here are some things you need to know about building a pond in New Jersey.
Building a pond, a successful pond, can be a life transforming event so make sure you do it right. The average pond owner will build 3 ponds before getting the pond they really want! These pond construction tips will help the person building a pond in New Jersey do it right the first time.

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NEW POND SYNDROME A.K.A. GREEN WATER

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: September 4th, 2014 | 2 Comments on NEW POND SYNDROME A.K.A. GREEN WATER

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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.

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WATERCRESS, SIMPLE AMAZING WATERCRESS, THE REAL STORY!

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: May 11th, 2014 | 4 Comments on WATERCRESS, SIMPLE AMAZING WATERCRESS, THE REAL STORY!

Watercress. What is watercress anyway? Is there such thing as rockcress or maybe landcress? How about outerspace cress? Cress, really?

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     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?!

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THE POND HUNTER RADIO BROADCAST EPISODE 2, SPRING POND CARE TIPS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: April 11th, 2014 | No Comments on THE POND HUNTER RADIO BROADCAST EPISODE 2, SPRING POND CARE TIPS

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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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wm-aquaculture/2014/03/27/the-pond-hunter-water-garden-and-koi-pond-spring-care-tips

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NEW! POND HUNTER RADIO BROADCAST ON PONDS AND WATER GARDENS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: March 6th, 2014 | 5 Comments on NEW! POND HUNTER RADIO BROADCAST ON PONDS AND WATER GARDENS

We all love koi ponds, water gardens, water features, and all things aquatic right? We are all pretty much aquatically obsessed! If you have found yourself “In The Pursuit Of All Things Aquatic”, then you gonna love this!

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Get ready to tune into an online streaming radio show created just for you and all who are aquatically obsessed!

Announcing THE POND HUNTER RADIO SHOW!

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PARROTFEATHER FOR THE WATER GARDEN

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: February 21st, 2014 | 7 Comments on PARROTFEATHER FOR THE WATER GARDEN

parrotfeather myriophyllum aquaticum

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Parrotfeather! Half the fun of acquiring this water garden plant is the appeal of its name. Parrotfeather is a semi-emergent aquatic weed, unwelcome in most natural waterways, with the only trait slightly resembling the feathering of a parrot would be its green coloration; and that’s given that the parrot in question is a green one! This water garden plant looks a bit more like a soft green bottle brush, but the name Parrotfeather is much easier to market in the aquatic plant industry!

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WATER HYACINTH – IN AND OUT OF YOUR WATER GARDEN

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: January 15th, 2014 | 28 Comments on WATER HYACINTH – IN AND OUT OF YOUR WATER GARDEN

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You could say that the history of the Water Hyacinth began on December 16, 1884. The “World’s Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition”, or the World’s Fair, opened on that day in New Orleans, LA. Among the many amazing wonders on display a never before seen herb was on display in Horticultural Hall. The herb, Eichornia crassipes, was an aquatic floating plant with dark green thick leaves and a beautiful delicate purple and blue flower with a yellow spot accenting several petals. This horticultural curiosity of the time quickly escaped the confines of Horticultural Hall and invaded the American waterways of the south.

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