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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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The People Factor in Pond Management

Urban and suburban ponds make up the majority of our treatments and contracts. Many are dressed-up stormwater retention ponds, while some are bona fide lakes in an urban setting with pond management challenges. I say two things often enough that my co-workers are tired of hearing them. The first is, “I am still learning about …

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Announcing the 2018 Water Artisans of the Year Judges – Court is Now in Session!

Summer is already beyond the halfway mark, so it’s time to start pondering the highlights of this year’s pond season. POND Trade magazine will soon begin accepting entries for the 2018 Water Artisans of the Year contest, the pond and water garden industry’s premier independent competition. For the past two years, the contest has recognized …

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Attend the 2018 International Water Garden Symposium and Visit the International Waterlily Collection

All are invited to the friendly state of Texas for this year’s International Waterlily & Water Gardening Society (IWGS) Symposium from Sept. 13—16, 2018. If you find yourself wondering why this year’s symposium is being held in a somewhat remote town in West Texas, you’re not alone. It’s an area better known for cowboys, ranching …

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2017 Water Artisans of the Year Awards | Runners-Up

Like last year, there were no blowout victories in any of our five categories. If anything, the staff here at POND Trade had to triple-check our math when compiling the final tallies from the judges. We even raised the level of difficulty a bit this year and allowed only one category entry for each project. …

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Video | How to Sell Natural Ponds and Permaculture Basics

<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> Spring is in the air and this video from Permaculture Artisans, a California pond builder, provides no signs of winter in this video shoot.  The overall theme presents tips on permaculture or natural designs via Erik Ohlsen of Permaculture Artisans, and for reasons why …

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Meet the Judges: Our Second Supreme Stream Court

However, as you turn the next few pages, we suspect you’ll agree with us in disagreeing with this common rule — maybe just this once. There’s no question that our second annual Water Artisans of the Year contest packs just as much pizzazz, wonderment and showmanship as last year’s inaugural contest. Overall, this year’s competition, …

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Water Artisans of the Year | The 2017 Pond Season Winners

It is often said that a sequel never quite lives up to the hype of the original. However, as you turn the next few pages, we suspect you’ll agree with us in disagreeing with this common rule — maybe just this once. There’s no question that our second annual Water Artisans of the Year contest …

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