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Design Ideas | A Creek-Style Waterscape with Koi

This is a unique design from a professional contractor that emphasizes a creek-style type of waterscape in an elevated planter. Had to share, shows off some excellent work and looks great at night. The owners says: It’s a little bigger than it looks in the video but I thought the same thing. It’s a pro …

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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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How Smaller Contractors Can Land Bigger Waterscape Projects

Even small water feature contractors can make a big splash by reeling in high-value construction projects. You don’t have to be the best water feature artisan, the biggest company, the least expensive bidder or even the most experienced contractor in order to win a lot of the major jobs out there. So, get rid of …

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The 28th Annual Greater KC Water Garden Society Tour is On!

The 28th annual Greater KC Water Garden Society tour will have a new and improved look for the 2021 summer season. Mark your calendars for the “Puddle Jumping Water Garden Tour” spanning six Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., June to September. Each tour will safely deliver an inoculation of blooming happiness, with plenty …

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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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How to Master the Art of Building Water Features

We like to say that anybody can dig a hole and fill it with water. But to master the craft of building water features that function properly with simple maintenance and a proper biological balance, all while exuding a lasting aesthetic beauty — well, it can be a bit more complicated. When I became a …

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2020 Water Artisans of the Year: Runners-Up

Instead of “honorable mentions,” we’d prefer to call these projects silver medalists. Second place was a hard-fought battle again this year, with just a couple of votes separating the winners from these respectable runners-up. POND Trade magazine hosts the Water Artisans of the Year contest on an annual basis. It is the pond and water-garden …

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Meet the Judges of the Fifth Supreme Stream Court

This year’s submissions were presented blindly to a panel of seven industry experts to determine winners and runners-up in five categories (Best Pondless, Most Naturalistic, Best Under $15k, Ponds by Night, and Fountains & Formal Features). In order to be considered eligible, projects must have been completed between Nov. 1, 2019 and Nov. 1, 2020. …

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5th Annual Water Artisans of the Year Contest Results

In a year that kicked off with an unprecedented sense of optimism, 2020 quickly let us down in a lot of different ways. “Good riddance!” we cried in December, as we bid adieu to a year riddled with isolation, hardship and disappointment. Well, we’ve got good news. 2020 wasn’t all bad. As you will see, …

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