Pond Trade Perspective

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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Ponds Provide Family Recreation and Education

I was lucky as a kid to grow up in the rolling hills and forests of East Texas. I spent much of my time climbing trees, rambling the back roads on my bike, picking blackberries and, yes, indulging in ponds. In fact, there was a large pond directly in my front yard. I spent hours …

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The Conservationist Appeal of Pond Building

The act of pond keeping is a powerful thing, with an appeal that is broad and deep. Pond keeping can mean many different things to as many different pond keepers. We all have our own reasons for keeping a pond. As a pond professional, I tend to lean toward the romantic side of ponds when …

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Hydroponics Systems for Water Gardens

A career in water has introduced me to many different industries. I am fortunate to have been involved in several of them over time — water features, natural lakes and ponds, and even wastewater — with water flow, filtration and aeration equipment the common factors. Working with water features led me to aquatic plants, and …

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A Florida Recreational Pond Blends Swimming and Wildlife

The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park is a historic institution in our nation’s oldest city. Since he was a child, zoo director John Brueggen’s passion for reptiles has grown into a highly regarded career engaged in and overseeing education and research on reptiles, birds and other animals at the zoo and in expeditions around …

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Native Plantings Revive Wet Meadow Ecosystems

Water in the landscape creates many opportunities for habitat creation and enhancement. After all, the enjoyment that open-water habitats, backyard ponds and water features provide for amphibians, fish, birds and humans alike is well known and at the core of mainstream gardening. A large and often overlooked opportunity can be found in gardening the wet, …

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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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Garden State Koi Hosts Second Annual Pond Camp

Imagine 120 pond contractors in the mountains of Northeast Pennsylvania, facing cold, crisp autumn days and even chillier nights, with a goal of building three water features over two days. This was the scene at the 2020 Garden State Koi Certified Aquascape Contractor (CAC) Pond Camp held at Camp Timber Tops in the Poconos from …

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POND Trade Magazine Extends Water Artisans Entry Deadline!

Awards Update! We’ve made it easier for you to enter this year’s awards by now accepting online payments via our charity, St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital. Enter here!  ‘Tis the time for holiday planning, celebrating and submitting your best pond projects of the year for our 2020 Water Artisans of the Year awards! We’re excited …

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Judges Selected for Water Artisans of the Year Contest

Summer is winding down, which means it’s time to start compiling all the best photos and specifications of your best waterscape projects from the 2020 season. The Nov. 30 deadline to submit your entries to POND Trade’s fifth annual Water Artisans of the Year contest is right around the corner! Submissions will be presented blindly …

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