A few years ago I thought that I wanted a large koi pond. Well, after some research I realized how impractical that would be for my current yard. Last fall hubby and I finished digging the hole for a small pre-formed pond (270 gallons). A few months ago I found a perfect little granite millstone at a local water garden store. Two weekends ago we found a solar powered cattail sculpture to place next to the pond. Last weekend my hubby potted up three cannas and sunk them into the pond. This past weekend we went to a materials supplies store and got an amazing deal on 1,350 pounds of stone. When the pond store gets water hyacinth in stock, I plan on buying a few pieces as well as a small water lily.
Here are a few pictures of the pond this past weekend, after we put the stones in place. We even had enough stones left over to lay a path through my large hosta bed. We added a few feeder goldfish as well this weekend, to keep the mosquitos in check!