Posts Tagged ‘POND DESIGN’

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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GRAVEL FOR POND FILTRATION

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: July 5th, 2011 | 34 Comments on GRAVEL FOR POND FILTRATION

Pond…Gravel, those two words used together can make some peoples hair bristle and teeth grind. Gravel use in constructed ponds is hotly debated with lots of passion behind each side’s opinion. Gravel is certainly an aesthetic choice, but it is also a filtration choice.
Gravel filtration is not a new concept although many treat gravel filtration as though it is new to the scene.

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HOW TO QUARANTINE YOUR POND FISH

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: March 22nd, 2011 | 2 Comments on HOW TO QUARANTINE YOUR POND FISH

koi quarantine

How to quarantine your pond fish is a common question koi keepers ask.

For 40 days and nights it rained upon the earth clearing evil from the face of the earth
Moses spent 40 days and nights on Mount Sinai receiving God
Israelites wandered the wilderness for 40 years
Jesus spent 40 days in the wilderness
The Egyptian practice of mummification took 40 days to complete
The cycle of 40 is a theme that occurs in the Bible, Torah, and Quran and crosses numerous cultures and ideologies.

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HOW TO WINTERIZE A TROPICAL LILY

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: February 8th, 2011 | 2 Comments on HOW TO WINTERIZE A TROPICAL LILY

For water gardeners in the colder regions, the hot summer months are high time to get the most enjoyment out of our water gardens. For water gardeners of the colder regions to enjoy the classic water lily with its floating leaves and colorful fragrant blooms; they have to keep hardy lilies that will make it through the cold winter months and come back the following season.

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ANTHONY ARCHER-WILLS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: January 20th, 2011 | No Comments on ANTHONY ARCHER-WILLS

January 2011. Deep winter is not good for the psyche of a pond builder. The cabin fever sets in right quick. Deep winter serves a purpose for the pond builder of the northern climes though; it gives us some down time to recharge, rethink, and plan.

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A WELL EQUIPPED POND

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: November 16th, 2010 | No Comments on A WELL EQUIPPED POND

You’ve just installed the pond you have been dreaming of, or maybe you have acquired a pond with the purchase of that new home; so now you have the pond, but are you equipped for it?

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CATS AND GARDEN PONDS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: August 30th, 2010 | 29 Comments on CATS AND GARDEN PONDS

“The world’s most expensive water bowl”. Sometimes that is how my pond seems to me. I have on many occasions watched my cat Pippin interact with my pond.

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PONDS, MAN

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: August 23rd, 2010 | No Comments on PONDS, MAN

Ponds, Man

Even “In The Beginning” there was water.
Water and humanity have shared a special relationship from the earliest memories of time, and this relationship will continue till death do we part. Man has sought to capture, control, manipulate, exploit, and even amuse himself with water since even the most primitive civilization first came into existence.

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THE AMERICAN POND

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: July 10th, 2010 | No Comments on THE AMERICAN POND

American Koi

Have you ever been yelled at about algae? Have you ever been directly blamed for the growth of algae? I have.I am not sure at exactly which point in my life it happened that I became the guy responsible for algae growth; and I am not sure if that is something to be proud of or not either,

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POND RENOVATION PROJECTS

By: Mike Gannon | Posted On: June 21st, 2010 | 1 Comment on POND RENOVATION PROJECTS

Another pond renovation project under our belt. I believe I am one of the few who can genuinely say that they love what they do. Working in the pond industry, like any other type of job, has its good days and bad days,

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