Pond Trade Perspective

‘Conservationist of the Year’ Embraces the Environmentalist Lifestyle

By Paul and Barbi Holdeman, Pond Gnome Picture it. Late August in St. Charles, Illinois at Pondemonium 2019 and our company, the Pond Gnome, had been nominated for Aquascape’s annual Conservationist of the Year award by the chief sustainability officer, Ed Beaulieu. When Ed presented the award and surprisingly called our name, my wife and …

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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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POND Trade kicks off fourth annual Water Artisans of the Year contest

POND Trade magazine has announced that it is accepting entries for the 2019 Water Artisans of the Year contest, a staple of the pond and water garden industry that is now in its fourth year. The independent contest was created in 2016 to honor and revere each year’s most stellar water-feature construction projects (and their …

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Charitable Pond | Lining Mission in Southern Haiti

By Andy Dyke, Pondliner & Paul Amos, Kasco Marine, Inc. Pondliner recently got a call from the Apostolic Christian Church’s outreach arm, HarvestCall. This was no ordinary inquiry about a backyard pond or a commercial water feature. They needed to line a pond in Haiti. This particular reservoir is the water source for the hydroelectric …

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Aquascape Inc. Sets Date and Theme of Pondemonium 2019

Aquascape, Inc., is hosting its premiere business and networking event known as Pondemonium 2019, on August 21 to 25. Distributors, contractors, and retailers are invited to register and attend the water feature industry event held at the Q Center in St. Charles, Illinois. “The theme for Pondemonium 2019 was an easy and obvious choice,” claims …

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2nd Place Winners Wow Judges with Amazing Pond Designs and Projects

Choosing just five winners from the 66 quality entries we received almost seemed unfair. Our judges remarked how blown away they were by this year’s tight competition, and we on the editorial staff have to agree. Our winners clearly deserve the accolades, but in each category, there was at least a handful of other projects …

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2018 Water Artisans of the Year Winners Meet the Challenge

It’s often said that the third time’s the charm. The results are in for the third round of the Water Artisans of the Year contest, and we have to say that the competition just keeps getting fiercer every year. We collected a record 66 project submissions in five categories and presented them to this year’s …

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