Black Koi Matter. Join the Karasu movement. Ask a koi keeper how they first became introduced to koi fish and they will likely recall a story of how they came across a pond, so long ago, that contained these delightfully colorful and friendly fish. Many koi keepers are drawn into the keeping of koi because… Read more »
HOW TO BUY KOI AND POND FISH
A guy walks into a room… No this is not a joke… A guy walks into a room filled with people. What you just read a fraction of a second ago has already filled your head with potential stories as to what could be happening from that very simple statement. A guy walks into a… Read more »
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? 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… Read more »
PONDEMONIUM 2013 REVIEW
It was a literally a zoo in Chicago on August 22, 2013. It was the Lincoln Park Zoo actually, where scores of pond industry professionals came together to install, create, and renovate several water features around the zoo. This incredible project was the kick off to the pond industry’s largest annual event, Pondemonium; hosted by… Read more »
PONDEMINIUM 2013 REVIEW
The month of February in the Northeast US is certainly the most “wintery” of any month in those parts. Water gardens and koi ponds, waterfalls and splashing fountains are still a distant thought for those with a water garden lifestyle. Yet, it is a perfect time for pond and water garden professionals to start gearing… Read more »
CABOMONIUM 2013 REVIEW
Adventures in pond building gets taken to a whole new level when Aquascape Inc. is part of those adventures. Cabomonium 2013 was quite the adventure and took place from January 13 – 17, 2013 in beautiful Los Cabos, Mexico. Cabomonium is an annual event, hosted by Aquascape Inc., which attracts many of the top talents… Read more »
THEMED POND DESIGNS. A GREAT FORM OF SELF EXPRESSION.
Theme ponds. Theme ponds? Yes, theme ponds! How about a pond design based on a theme? The overriding theme for about 99% of the pond I build for people are “natural”; when the time comes to discuss design concepts pretty much everyone always says I want it to look really “natural”. But how about thinking… Read more »
THE 2013 POND. WHAT ARE YOUR POND RESOLUTIONS?
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Its 2013, the New Year is actually upon us and already rolling along! As we all “de-holidify” and return to our normal routines; many of us think it’s a good time to make changes and resolutions. I like the chance for a resolution because it seems that there is always something in… Read more »
HOW TO WINTERIZE POND PLANTS WITHOUT DROWNING THEM
How to winterize aquatic plants is a very commonly sought after piece of information for water garden pond keepers. Everyone knows the internet is invaluable for fast how-to information and advice; however there is as much bad advice out there as there is good advice. The best advice will come from those who are professionals… Read more »
THE TANCHO KOHAKU, AN INTERESTING KOI VARIETY
Throughout history certain colors and color combinations have become a part of the fabric of humanity. The most basic colors of humanity would be red, white, and black; these are the colors that are most accessible to us since they come right from nature. Even the earliest cave paintings were made using the combinations of… Read more »