September / October 2019

‘Waterlily Timeline’ Adds New Aesthetic to D.C. Building

In summer 2018, Darren DeStefano, a horticulturist at the General Services Administration (GSA) Public Building Service National Capital Region, and Claro Rodriguez from Plant or Transplant collaborated with me to create the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s now prominent waterlily feature. DeStefano designed a feature that is equal parts reflection, color and simplicity. Rodriguez …

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Best Pond Practices | Naturalistic Pond Edge Treatments

A living pond is an artificial body of water with the functional capability of supporting aquatic life. The proper function of a living pond has little to nothing to do with its aesthetic makeup. The visual appearance of a pond relies upon a combination of how well it fits into the surrounding space and what …

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Five Ways to Become a More Artistic Pond Builder

During the various stages of building a water feature, do you ever have trouble visualizing the details that will set your feature apart from the crowd? It’s OK — most of us do! [box style=”rounded”]Article written by Tim Wood, Aquatic Edge, and Tim Anderson, KeyStone Balance, provided images and aided in story development.[/box] After building …

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Language of Koi | Custodian Critters Assist with Pond Upkeep

Pond and koi keeping often can require a lot of time and labor. It is a labor of love for many koi fans, but a little help from time to time is greatly appreciated. Sometimes, this assistance comes from the most unlikely of sources. Believe it or not, even Aeromonas has its own helpful qualities. …

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Building a Waterscape Showroom at Home

There are two pondless waterfall streams in the front yard along with a spillway bowl set. The landscaping, complete with six Japanese maples of different varieties and dozens of shrubs and stunning coral drift roses, provides a wonderful introduction to the property, which spans six-tenths of an acre. If I were to charge a client …

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