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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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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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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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Register Now for Koi Smart Contractor Training Day

Come join us on November 13, 2019 for our contractor training day pond build in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. • Learn how to properly design a pond • Install waterfall filters • Create natural looking waterfalls • Install a satellite skimmer • Create natural pond edge treatments Start time is 8am. Cost is $50 per …

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Building a Waterscape Showroom at Home

There are two pondless waterfall streams in the front yard along with a spillway bowl set. The landscaping, complete with six Japanese maples of different varieties and dozens of shrubs and stunning coral drift roses, provides a wonderful introduction to the property, which spans six-tenths of an acre. If I were to charge a client …

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The Winner of the Contractor’s Corner Award Reveals a Permanent Pond Showcase

Our most recent winner of the Contractor’s Corner award goes to Leslie Triplett of Pond Digger, and their article about Hector Mardueño and his pond showcase at the American Builders in Las Vegas. The article provides a great profile of Hector and his rise to be a pond and landscape contractor, and his recent pond …

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Aquascape Announces 20th Anniversary and Theme of Pondemonium 2018

Aquascape Inc. is excited to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Pondemonium, one of the water feature industry’s premiere business training and networking events. Distributors, contractors and retailers are invited to register and attend the event held August 22 to 26 at the Q Center in St. Charles, Illinois. “We’re pulling out all the stops for …

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