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A Modern Approach to Growing Aquatic Plants

Our company has imported bulbs from the Netherlands since 1980. Over the years, we have expanded our product line to include patio pots and urns, bare roots, plug perennials, domestic fruits and vegetables — and now water plants. You mayMore...

Who Made POND Trade's Top Ten for 2019?

2019 was another successful year in the world of ponds, water gardens, pond design and overall business activity within the industry. Some of those successes were on display in PONDTrademag (& issue) and now we are looking back on someMore...

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Pond Construction | Formal Scupper Waterfall Construction With Limited Access

This backyard project came to us via a store rep at a well known and long-established landscape supplier here in Ottawa, Ritchie Feed & Seed Inc. I deal with this supplier quite often during the pond season and have hadMore...

Pond Construction | The Evolution of Invention, Part 1: The Koi Industry

After 20 years in this industry, I have found that many products manufactured for pond construction are just new versions of components and methods that have been around for years. This begs the question, when did it all start? WhoMore...

‘Conservationist of the Year’ Embraces the Environmentalist Lifestyle

By Paul and Barbi Holdeman, Pond Gnome Picture it. Late August in St. Charles, Illinois at Pondemonium 2019 and our company, the Pond Gnome, had been nominated for Aquascape’s annual Conservationist of the Year award by the chief sustainability officer,More...

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Contractor’s Corner | Let There Be Light!

In our line of work, customer satisfaction and the ability to create a good build are paramount if you want to stay in business long term. More important, though, is the understanding that we can always learn, grow, and becomeMore...

Tips for Avoiding Online & Phone-Order Scams

I was studying our 2020 business plan when the call came in. The man on the phone said he wanted a skimmer, and I took his order. That’s when things began to feel … a little wrong. The man’s accentMore...