January / February 2020

Who Made POND Trade’s Top Ten for 2019?

2019 was another successful year in the world of ponds, water gardens, pond design and overall business activity within the industry. Some of those successes were on display in PONDTrademag (& issue) and now we are looking back on some of those top feature articles and content from our issues. As our list shows, readers …

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‘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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Tax Deductions in Digital Marketing

Growing a pond or water-feature business relies on solid communication with both existing and potential customers. Without a solid marketing plan, it is difficult to collect leads, build the operation’s brand or increase sales. As important as traditional marketing has been in the past, digital marketing is quickly surpassing it. And, best of all, tax …

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Language of Koi | Effects of Seasonal Transitions on Fish Health

What happens to our fish when the seasons change? Why do they get sick and have such a tough time in these seasonal transitions? [box style=”rounded”]>> For more articles on Koi, visit the our POND LIFE section[/box] When the seasons change, there’s a lot going on in our ponds and with our fish. Depending on …

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Pond Construction | Formal Scupper Waterfall Construction With Limited Access

This backyard project came to us via a store rep at a well known and long-established landscape supplier here in Ottawa, Ritchie Feed & Seed Inc. I deal with this supplier quite often during the pond season and have had many conversations with him about the types of water features I build. So, when one …

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home on a cliff on St. Kitts

Boulder Water Wall Assembly in the Caribbean

Rock formations and geology have been of intrigue to me for most of my life. I am awed by the extreme curvatures, rifting and deformation of solid rock layers commonly seen along the interstates in the Rocky and Appalachian Mountains. Recently it was requested that I construct a boulder water wall at a private residence …

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aerial view of greenhouse

A Modern Approach to Growing Aquatic Plants

Our company has imported bulbs from the Netherlands since 1980. Over the years, we have expanded our product line to include patio pots and urns, bare roots, plug perennials, domestic fruits and vegetables — and now water plants. You may be wondering what a flower-bulb company is doing in the water-plant business, but this is …

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