Posts Tagged ‘NATURAL PONDS’

THE KOHAKU JAPANESE KOI FISH

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: January 3rd, 2015 | No Comments on THE KOHAKU JAPANESE KOI FISH

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Kohaku
Pronounced: ko – ha – koo
A Japanese word that can be defined as meaning red (ko) and white (haku), or it can mean amber the color as well as the gemstone, Kohaku can be a Japanese boy or girls name; it is also a variety of koi fish.
Let’s talk about the koi…

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THE POND HUNTER RADIO BROADCAST EPISODE 1, STEVE SHINHOLSER INTERVIEW

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: March 24th, 2014 | No Comments on THE POND HUNTER RADIO BROADCAST EPISODE 1, STEVE SHINHOLSER INTERVIEW

Join Mike Gannon as your host of The POND HUNTER radio broadcast. Tune in to this broadcast to hear about this new water garden and koi pond radio show. Guest Kathleen Micheline, long time pond hobbyist discusses her front yard water garden koi pond.  Pond professional and owner of Premier Ponds, Steve Shinholser, calls in to talk about ponds and whats happening in the pond industry. Hear what Steve has been up to in the pond industry. 

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IT’S MOSQUITO TIME, JUST SUCK IT UP

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: June 18th, 2012 | 3 Comments on IT’S MOSQUITO TIME, JUST SUCK IT UP

“People who claim they do not let the little things bother them, have never slept in a room with one mosquito.”

“What’s the New Jersey state bird?” …the mosquito.

“The best blood at sometime will get into a fool, or a mosquito.”

“There are only 2 of God’s creations I don’t understand, poison ivy and mosquitoes.”

Shall I go on?….

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THE LOTUS FLOWER. MORE TO IT THAN MEETS THE EYE

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: April 9th, 2012 | 1 Comment on THE LOTUS FLOWER. MORE TO IT THAN MEETS THE EYE

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The lotus flower, Nelumbo nucifera.

The relationships that are sometimes developed between man and plant can be very fascinating. This definitely holds true for the lotus flower. The lotus flower and human connection goes back well beyond 1000 years, and crosses numerous cultural and geographical boundaries even from ancient times. The lotus is even revered in a spiritual way by several cultures. Still today, lotus is a widely known and popular water garden plant that can be found in about any water garden center, just about anywhere on the planet. The lotus flower has achieved truly an iconic status with its familiar large flower head that is easily identified by even the beginner water garden enthusiasts and chefs.

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THE GOLDEN ORFE, AN AMAZING JOURNEY TO YOUR POND

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: January 30th, 2012 | 30 Comments on THE GOLDEN ORFE, AN AMAZING JOURNEY TO YOUR POND

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The Golden Orfe, or Ide, is a somewhat overlooked choice as a fish to stock your pond and water garden with these days; yet the Orfe is an easy to find and affordable pond and water garden fish. Most pond fish dealers stock the Golden Orfe because they know about its hardiness, interesting behavior, and easy upkeep when it comes to our backyard pond installations.

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SNAPPING TURTLE OR MAYBE PONDZILLA!

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: September 21st, 2011 | No Comments on SNAPPING TURTLE OR MAYBE PONDZILLA!

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Snapping turtle. A few years ago as I was making my rounds driving from one pond customer to another I was merging onto a busy highway from one of the local roads in my area. As I was coming up the on ramp to the highway I was stopped in my tracks but a huge animal looking very much like a dinosaur, in the road. I stopped my truck and watched in awe as this monster lumbered across the roadway towards the busy highway. This modern day dinosaur was snapping turtle. I am very familiar with snapping turtles and this specimen was easily and by far the largest snapper I had ever seen, it was enormous!

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CALL BEFORE YOU DIG

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: August 7th, 2011 | No Comments on CALL BEFORE YOU DIG

Call before you dig. Not only is this a good idea, it is the law.

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AERATING YOUR NATURAL POND

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: July 25th, 2011 | 2 Comments on AERATING YOUR NATURAL POND

Having a natural pond on your property can be a tremendous asset to your property. A pond can enhance your living conditions and add beauty to your property, and a healthy pond can add value to your real estate….a healthy pond that is. One of the very basic elements of a healthy pond is a pond that has good oxygen levels.

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MAN EATING PLANTS IN YOUR POND!

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: July 20th, 2011 | No Comments on MAN EATING PLANTS IN YOUR POND!

Warning:
PLEASE KEEP YOUR HANDS AND FEET AWAY FROM THE POND!
Man eating plants!! Sounds scary, and lucky for us that there are not many plants around that are attacking humans; ‘Day of the Triffids” has long passed us by and all is well between mankind and the plant world for now. Flesh eating carnivorous plants!! Now here is a bit more of a reality. Even though relatively rare compared to the vast plant groupings out there, the flesh eating plant is not only out there, but may find their way into your backyard pond, and they are nothing to be scared of.

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ROCKS AND GRAVEL IN POND DESIGN

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: June 28th, 2011 | 11 Comments on ROCKS AND GRAVEL IN POND DESIGN

There is a lot of debate in the pond world about the use of rock and gravel when constructing ponds. I am a huge fan of all types of ponds; big or small, rocks or no rocks, plants or no plants, formal, freeform or natural, waterfalls or calm reflecting pools; they all have a certain appeal to me. I am always amazed at how many different types of aesthetic appeal modern pond builders can come up with.

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