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2021 Water Artisans of the Year Show Us Their Trophies

“Being recognized by our peers in this industry is one of the best feelings in the world. I am so proud of my entire team for these achievements.” “We are honored to receive this recognition from this great pond community we love being a part of. Don’t stop pushing your limits, trying new products and …

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Water Garden Expo Announces 2023 Dates and New Venue

Pondliner.com is excited to announce that the Water Garden Expo will be held on March 1-3, 2023, in Shawnee, Oklahoma. The 2023 WGE will move to the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort, with all seminars and activities held on the premises of the host hotel.  The Water Garden Expo kicks off on Wednesday afternoon with …

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2021 Water Artisans of the Year Show Us Their Trophies

“Being recognized by our peers in this industry is one of the best feelings in the world. I am so proud of my entire team for these achievements.” “We are honored to receive this recognition from this great pond community we love being a part of. Don’t stop pushing your limits, trying new products and …

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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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