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2022 WGE Recap | Industry ‘Friends’ gather for seminars, exhibits & networking

The Water Garden Expo in Shawnee, Oklahoma was back in full swing this year. After an overall industry event halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it sure was great to see old and new faces again. You don’t realize how much you crave human interaction until you don’t have it!  When it comes to gathering …

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Exotic Animal Sanctuary Gets Duck and Turtle Pond

When we started Backyard Getaway in 2004, we knew we wanted our business to be community minded. Giving back and helping local nonprofits was important to us. We held yearly pond tour fundraisers and hosted moonlight socials to benefit our favorite nonprofits.  >> See the related sidebar to this feature article, “Exotic Animals’ Home Away …

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Results of 2021 IWGS New Waterlily Competition

The 2021 International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society (IWGS) once again held its New Waterlily Competition at Naples Botanical Garden in Naples, Florida. This year, we expanded our maximum number of entries from 25 to 30, allowing more hybridizers from around the world the opportunity to submit their best new waterlilies for evaluation. The IWGS …

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Atlantic-OASE Professional Conference Award Winners

The 2021 Atlantic-OASE Professional Conference was held virtually Dec. 2, 2021, with more than 150 attendees via Zoom. At the end of the conference, the year’s awards were given out to three noteworthy recipients. APC of the Year The Atlantic-OASE Professional Contractor (APC) of the Year is awarded to those who exemplify the finest attributes …

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Aquatic Plant Design on Display at Denver Botanic Gardens

As the horticulturist who cares for the aquatic plants here at Denver Botanic Gardens, I am lucky to have a large variety of ponds to work in. More than half a million gallons of water recirculate through the main waterway at DBG, connecting a wide array of terrestrial gardens throughout our 24-acre property. In addition, …

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Pondemonium Online 2021 Award Winners

by Mitch Feltz, Aquascape, Inc. Aquascape presented several annual awards honoring their Certified Aquascape Contractors and distributors after another successful Pondemonium Online event, which had 1,175 attendees. Hundreds of contractors are considered for coveted awards like the Aquascape Artist of the Year and Conservationist of the Year. Artist of the Year An Artist of the Year …

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Puddle Jumping Water Garden Tour

I had the pleasure of attending one of this year’s six “Puddle Jumping Water Garden Tours” sponsored by the Greater Kansas City Water Garden Society.   First off, it was great to be out and about seeing pond folks again. I’ve been wanting to attend this water garden tour for a few years. They did …

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Aquascape Pondemonium® Online 2021

Aquascape, Inc. announces “Collaboration NATION” as the theme for this year’s virtual Pondemonium, the industry’s preeminent event for water feature professionals around the world. Contractors, retailers, and distributors from all continents are invited to register and join the free online event from the comfort of their home, office, or even pond-side. Pondemonium® Online 2021 will …

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Your Pond Farm Announces Virtual Showcase Dates

Your Pond Farm is honored to invite you to take part in their upcoming 2021 Virtual Vendor Showcase on Wednesday, October 13th and Thursday, October 14th. This online exhibition is an excellent opportunity for professionals in the pond and water garden industry to view top manufacturers latest offers and new product. Your Pond Farm will …

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Ecological Laboratories, Inc. Welcomes New Director of Aquarium and Pond

Ecological Laboratories, Inc. is proud to announce and welcome Jason Faust as our New Director of Aquarium and Pond. Jason will ultimately be responsible for growing the Aquarium and Pond Categories within the Domestic and International markets under the Microbe-Lift family of brands. His responsibilities will include creating and implementing sales and marketing strategies that …

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