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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

May 13, 2010
8:31 AM

Post #7789557

The stone trough is my favourite object as it is probably more than a century old. I'd a thread about it in the Antiques and Collectibles forum here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/850036/ . But now I thought of showing it up here. It's been doing very well and I'm glad the lily is happily living with some little fish. I've a pond too. I'll post pictures as this goes on.

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

May 13, 2010
10:20 AM

Post #7789913

Mynahs and Spotted pigeons come down to have a drink to quench their thirst often. To make it easy for them, I maintain the level of water up to the brim. Somehow evaporation is quick here.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 13, 2010
10:22 AM

Post #7789917

Beautiful Dinu!
MerryMary
Ocoee (W. Orlando), FL
(Zone 9b)

May 13, 2010
7:23 PM

Post #7791353

Dinu,
Did this replace the inground pond you had? The water lily is beautiful!
:)

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

May 13, 2010
10:51 PM

Post #7791590

No replacement... an addition. The pond is also there doing well. Wait for pictures.

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

May 23, 2010
7:56 AM

Post #7819435

Water is crystal clear since many months. The root system is nicely spread along the bottom and the fish is very nice. String algae grows nicely in it but I remove them by hand when it is more.

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Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

May 23, 2010
7:56 AM

Post #7819436

Closer look.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 23, 2010
10:42 AM

Post #7819853

Cute little fish!
agedgardener
Fredericton N B
Canada
(Zone 4a)

May 23, 2010
1:50 PM

Post #7820296

Dinu what is the size of you trough on feet and inches. I have followed your progress with interest.You are fortunate to live in such a warm climate. JOY

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

May 24, 2010
4:10 AM

Post #7821883

JOY,

The trough is about 45x24x15 inches approx. When I put my hand to the bottom the roots have spread and that is a very soft feeling I got there! All seems to be well in this trough.
tucsonplumeriaz
Tucson, AZ

July 1, 2010
1:39 PM

Post #7935985

that is amazing dinu and so tranquil. imagine what that trough has seen through the decades.

Dinu

Dinu
Mysore
India
(Zone 10a)

July 1, 2010
9:29 PM

Post #7936896

It must be a hundred years old in my guess. The old owner of the house had a cowshed which was converted into an out house in 1950 when my grandfather bought that house. The past owner was living there for some decades before that. Pic I took in May end.

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