A large crowd of pond folks descended upon the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center in Shawnee, Okla. in February. Attendees were able to choose from three various seminar tracks to boost their water gardening knowledge. There were many booths to browse and great show specials too. Start planning your trip for next year. This event is not to be missed!
May / June 2013
Constructing an elaborate water feature can take weeks or months. Aquascape Designs transformed Chicago’s Navy pier into an indoor paradise — complete with man cave, waterfalls and even a piano — in just nine days. Find out how in Jennifer Zuri’s fascinating photo tour.
Although they’re a challenging variety of koi to breed (and even harder to make money on), Sanke are definitely not difficult to appreciate. Koi expert Taro Kodama of Kodama Koi Farm shares some of the secrets that make this tri-colored breed so special.
With bank lending to small businesses on the decline, how can a developing pond company raise the capital to grow? In this must- read for any entrepreneur, Robert Gloer of IOU Central explains the various loans that can take your business to the next level.
With a membership that includes lily lovers locked in by snowy weather, the International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society took a new approach to their annual symposium in 2013: they traded July talks and tours for a February Caribbean cruise! IWGS President Jim Purcell shares the racy details.
We have some seriously talented pond builders in our industry. Much of the work you guys do is amazing and sets you apart as true artisans. This sets a fantastic groundwork for a happy customer. And, as the focus of this column continues to suggest, happy customers are the key to a thriving business as …
Bad photography makes even the most beautiful water features look dull and dreary. But with the right equipment and a little know-how, breathtaking shots are well within reach. Benjamin Timmermans of Liquid Landscapes offers a wealth of tips for photographs that are just as gorgeous as the ponds they capture.
Clear, clean water can be the difference between an eye-catching pond and an eyesore. But achieving crystal clarity — or at least good water quality — can be a tricky balancing act. Follow these three keys from Damon Roberts and Allen Clawson of Cloward H20 to maintain a water feature that’s pleasing to both owner and visitors.
Huge boulders, rushing streams and breathtaking waterfalls — right in your backyard? Come along as Jerry Romano shows you how Liquid Designz turned a regular yard into an exotic wonderland, complete with a pond that doubles as a sparkling swimming pool.
No matter how big or small the body of water, plants play an essential role in maintaining good water quality and a healthy, balanced habitat. In this ode to flora that will educate the most seasoned botanist, John Mark Courtney demonstrates how plants are the key element of a balanced pond ecosystem.