Just thought it was time to start posting some happy fish and ponding pictures. We've all had a few bumps over the past year, but all in all, ponding is still addicting, and the rewards outweigh the negatives and keep us all going. This water lily is Tina, one of my favorites.
Happy Ponds- the upside of ponding
What a gorgeous color (Tina), it's beautiful - I have a teenie (88 gal) pond so I can't even think about Koi, just little goldfish but I could have a waterlily or two. Do you remember where you got it? Thanks.
Beahive - What is that spikey looking plant in the background of the last picture?
Siberian Iris..with no more blooms or way to the right there is a dried allium shubertti?
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I think I got Tina off of ebay. It's a smaller lily, so good for smaller ponds or tub water gardens.
Thanks, BeaHive - it's the dried allium shubertti - now I recognize it as an allium. I love the shape, even dried I think they're pretty but I'm really jealous of your cute froggy. I don't have any frogs yet - six goldfish and lots of plants but no frogs or even toads - did have a garter snake having a swim though. Not welcome.
....and MerryMary - thanks for the info, I love to buy plants off Ebay (haven't had a bad experience yet) so I'll try that - glad to know it's small, which is what I need, again the color is just beautiful.
BeaHive, your pictures are so lovely - what a great thread, keep 'em coming.
BeaHive, that photo with the lily and dragonfly is STUNNING! Thank you so much for sharing, you made my day.
The color on that lily is beautiful. I love the little blue dragonflies!
Hey! You never know what happens when a frog gets kissed! You may end up with a strapping pool-boy who will clean your ponds for you. Go for the kiss!
I like the way you both think! Pond boy..that would be great!! I have been putting off getting in the pond and clipping the dead water lily pads and blooms. The water is so clear and seems to be in balance now and I really hate to mess it up. Also there are the new polywogs in there and I would hate to step on one. Yuck.. Found one in the skimmer basket this morning. He was Ok but could not get out on his own.. Scooped him out and he was on his merry way!
Pic of polywog from yesterday
mecos....Very pretty! It's been hot here all day too, I ran the hose in the ponds for a while to add some cool water.