Pond Aesthetics

Introducing the New Zenshu Yasuyuki Fountain from Blue Thumb

The Zenshu Yasuyuki stone fountain makes a statement and adds interest to your landscape with its natural rough sides and flat polished surface surrounding three fountain plumes. Situated in the corner of a paver patio or flanking a grand entrance, the pooling water is a calm display of serenity that preludes the cascading of the …

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Atlantic’s Hammered Brass Bowls

Atlantic’s beautiful new Hammered Brass Bowls complement any landscape, hardscape or poolscape with the timeless beauty of brass. In two sizes with a matching pedestal, the hand-hammered, solid brass bowls feature an attractive, acid-washed patina unique to each. Standpipes at the top of both overflowing and spillway styles create a bubbling-fountain effect and stabilize optional …

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POND Trade’s 2021 Water Artisans of the Year Winners

In a year that saw record-breaking property values all over the place, 2021 also saw the most-ever entries in POND Trade’s Water Artisans of the Year contest — almost 70! Coincidence? We think not! Just like 2020, many pond-loving clients found themselves spending more time at home, which naturally meant more home improvement and enhancement …

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How to Source Aquatic Plants in any Ecosystem

When I began my career more than 35 years ago, little information existed about most things aquatic compared to today. Instead of being just a click away, information about individual plants was typically provided via a photocopy through the mail. I would send a check to cover the cost (about 7 to 10 cents per …

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Pond Construction | Recreational Ecosystem Pond Build in Northern California 

As a design-build company based in Southern California and with the state being so large, Mystic Water Gardens often get opportunities to travel up north to do large-scale projects. This time, we were presented the opportunity to do a project nestled in the foothills of Wine Country, close to Lake Tahoe.    During my first …

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How to Avoid the Top 10 Pond-Building Mistakes

Much to the delight of pond builders everywhere, the water feature industry is experiencing a boon that hasn’t been seen for several years. People are traveling less and tend to prefer creating an oasis in their own backyard that can be appreciated all year long. It can be tough keeping up with the demand for …

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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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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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Aquascape, Inc. Reveals New Fire and Water Products

Aquascape, Inc. merges the elements of fire and water in its latest product offerings adding beauty and excitement to outdoor living spaces. An impressive, auto-ignite flame now accompanies signature Aquascape fountain toppers to enliven any landscape. The Fire and Water Spillway Bowl illuminates outdoor spaces with its flame center as water empties from the spout. …

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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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