Issues Archive

Current and back issues of POND Trade Magazine including pond business articles, water garden articles, and other pond news.

November / December 2022 POND Trade

November / December 2022

If you live in a cooler climate like I do (the U.S. Midwest), perhaps you are experiencing a slowdown this time of year. It might be time to sit back and take a long-deserved break. You’ve worked hard all season, and it’s time to take it down a notch. Now is also a good time […]

September/October Pond Trade

September / October 2022

You never know who you’re going to meet when you’re traveling. It’s so fun to meet people at various pond events and connect with them. I’ve chatted with people at the Water Garden Expo, Pondemonium, Atlantic-OASE conferences, and regional koi shows around the country, and they often share a topic with me that they would […]

July / August 2022 Issue

Family with a capital F! (Hopefully you noticed our cover and didn’t immediately open the issue to read my column first.) What a great experience John Magyar and his son Elijah had working together to create a memorial pond and waterfall for John’s mother. What a priceless time to bond with your son and also […]

May/June 2022 Issue

Yes indeed, pond season is in full swing. While it’s true that many of you have nice weather year-round, those of us in four-season climates dream about and eagerly await the thaw of winter and start of spring, when we can return to enjoying the outdoors — and specifically, our yards and ponds.  Are you […]

March/April 2022 Issue

I’m so glad I’m not a judge this year! Granted, the Supreme Stream Court does all the judging for our Water Artisans of the Year contests, and then I process all the entries. But still — I wouldn’t want to have to make those decisions, especially this year (our largest contest to date). You guys […]

January/February 2022 Issue

Another year, come and gone. Instead of thinking ahead about New Year’s resolutions, I’d like to take some time and reflect on 2021. It was certainly a better year than 2020! I think most people can say that. It’s hard to believe that after almost two years, were still in a worldwide pandemic. As we […]

November/December 2021 Issue

Like many of you, I love a good formal pond. I first discovered how cool a formal water feature could be after looking through some of last year’s entries in the Water Artisans of the Year contest — specifically the formal features and fountains category. We were blown away by the beauty of so many […]

September/October 2021 Issue

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been having a really good summer. It’s the first time since the pandemic that I’ve done some business travel. I popped that mask on, jumped on a plane and flew to Kansas City to visit Powell Gardens with International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society (IWGS) members Susan Davis, […]

July/August 2021

Did I get your attention with that headline? I’ll bet I did. Not to worry, I’m not selling or going anywhere, and our editors, Jordan and Grant, are staying put, too. I just wanted to touch on the hot topic — and growing complaint that I keep hearing from many of you — that you […]

May/June 2021 Issue

I’m about to get on a bit of a soapbox here, but hang tight and hear me out. POND Trade was hacked about a month ago. Some devious person got into my account and sent out a bogus invoice to many of my advertisers and subscribers. I’m so sorry if you were affected by this! […]

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