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Schenectady, NY


May 14, 2012
9:50 AM

Post #9123349

There are a total of 111 votes:


I have a koi pond.
(15 votes, 13%)
Red dot


I have a fountain or splashing water feature.
(23 votes, 20%)
Red dot


My property has a pond or lake.
(10 votes, 9%)
Red dot


I have a bog garden.
(1 votes, 0%)
Red dot


Do birdbaths count?
(42 votes, 37%)
Red dot


Other (tell us!)
(20 votes, 18%)
Red dot


Previous Polls

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 14, 2012
10:50 AM

Post #9123429

i have a lake. am i the first one? wow.

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 14, 2012
11:09 AM

Post #9123455

Used to live on a lake, boy do I miss it!!!! Now I have a birthbath

palmbob

palmbob
Acton, CA
(Zone 8b)


May 14, 2012
2:40 PM

Post #9123744

I have multiple fountains that don't work... seems like I am good at breaking the pumps.

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 14, 2012
2:43 PM

Post #9123754

yeah, but you're good at other things, palmbob.
mamasita
Southern Dutchess Co, NY
(Zone 5b)

May 14, 2012
6:21 PM

Post #9124024

We have a creek that borders the back of our property and is a tributary to the Hudson River. The backyard closer to the house has a swale that remains moist or running for 2 or 3 seasons out of the year,
and attracts a variety of wild life. Not quite the topic at hand, but these features do present some interesting and challenging issues.
nifty413
Garland, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 14, 2012
7:43 PM

Post #9124119

I've an old, neglected, small pre-formed plastic pond liner in the backyard. It used to be the end reservoir for a small artificial "creek." Now, it's home to two much-admired turtles. :)
bonehead
Cedarhome, WA
(Zone 8b)

May 14, 2012
8:04 PM

Post #9124150

I voted for farm pond because that is by far our biggest water feature. This was dug by us many years ago and is fed by a creek. Both of our boys and many of the neighbor kids learned to swim in the pond. It is home to rainbow trout, spawning salmon, the occasional river otter, and tons of birds. We've also battled beavers, who do an incredible amount of damage.

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vitrsna

vitrsna
Colima
Mexico
(Zone 11)

May 14, 2012
8:58 PM

Post #9124224

i voted "other". indeed i do have a water feature in my garden, but it is seasonal. it is called the tropical rainy season which is from mid-june to mid-october approximately (where i live). the amount of water that comes from the sky is awe-inspiring...i had to gain some weight just so it wouldn't knock me down. also the water comes with an eco friendly sound system (thunder) and a light show (lightning)...truly dramatic and very wet and windy. it does not rain continually, rather there are stormy squalls that generally will start about 3 pm on an occasional afternoon, often letting up before dawn. i am always thinking "my garden will be destroyed", but the plants seem to love it and are very perky and looking pleased with themselves in the morning. they are also about twice the size they were the day before. sometimes i will lose a tithonia or two and the lantanas will become flowerless. fortunately there is very little flooding. i live half way between a 13,200' mountain (actually a volcano) and the pacific ocean (sea level) and it is all downhill which is exactly where all the water goes, which is exactly where it comes from.

meezersfive

meezersfive
waukesha, WI
(Zone 5a)

May 15, 2012
4:57 AM

Post #9124410

It's not you, Palmbob, it's an entire industry built around selling durable fountains and fragile pumps. See, a fountain can last for decades. So, what can they do to keep the consumer dollars flowing( like the fountains when they are working) ? Make touchy little pumps. Small investment to keep your lovely yard feature working...until you do it year after year after year...and, sadly, we do.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 15, 2012
6:55 AM

Post #9124528

vitrsna wrote:...i had to gain some weight just so it wouldn't knock me down. .



ROTFL

Beach_Barbie
Kure Beach, NC
(Zone 9a)

May 15, 2012
7:09 AM

Post #9124553

I voted "other" since I have several. Two bird baths, one of which has a pump that sends a spray of water up.
My pond doesn't have koi, but little feeder fish. Just as lovely I think. ;)
As far as a bog garden, I have several containers with no drainage that I grow bog plants in - pickerelweed, iris, umbrella plant and rush.
Here's a pic of my pond.
Barb

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Beach_Barbie
Kure Beach, NC
(Zone 9a)

May 15, 2012
7:18 AM

Post #9124573

oops. Hit "send" too soon!
The second picture is my Louisiana iris 'Center of Attention'. In the third picture, the fountain, to the right of the sago, has water spraying up in the air. The birds love it!
Barb

vitrsna

vitrsna
Colima
Mexico
(Zone 11)

May 15, 2012
7:46 AM

Post #9124618

flow...wow, a birthbath! I would say that is very cool indeed.
SongsofJoy
New Hampshire, NH
(Zone 5b)

May 15, 2012
8:09 AM

Post #9124669

I live on a lake, I have a koi pond with large stream/waterfall and a small fountain pond. I like water :)

HoneybeeNC

HoneybeeNC
Charlotte, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 15, 2012
8:41 AM

Post #9124715

We have a bird bath, plus a rainbarrel and several large plastic containers under the roof overhang to collect water. The frogs think the contaners are "water features" and lots of tadpoles get raised in them.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 15, 2012
12:38 PM

Post #9124973

I have a garden hose.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 15, 2012
1:29 PM

Post #9125030

LOL
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 15, 2012
5:41 PM

Post #9125286

I have a heated dog waterer that acts as a birdbath for the birds. lol. I need to get a birdbath too so they can bathe in it but that's a project for another day.
bariolio
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

May 15, 2012
10:04 PM

Post #9125530

We used to have a small pond and started with a dozen feeder fish. Two of them made it to adulthood and were so cute! They would come say hi and beg for food. Frogs also used this pond, right outside our bedroom, for courting. It got so loud, my hubby would go frog hunting and "relocate" them by flipping them into the neighbor's yard! Dang if they didn't find their way back within 20 minutes!
We got rid of the pond to make way for our pool. I like that water feature better!

morganc

morganc
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 16, 2012
11:31 AM

Post #9126103

We have a fountain that the birds think is a bath tub...:-))

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flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 16, 2012
11:54 AM

Post #9126128

Pretty fountain!!!

morganc

morganc
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 16, 2012
12:47 PM

Post #9126180

Thank you flowAjen - the birds just love it.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 16, 2012
4:50 PM

Post #9126496

I need a fountain instead of a water dish. The birds would like it more. Just gotta find one that is small enough and will recycle water. And is cheap!! lol

morganc

morganc
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 17, 2012
8:40 AM

Post #9127150

Try this place... http://www.bird-house-bath.com/water-misters-drippers.html


luciee
Hanceville, AL
(Zone 7a)

May 17, 2012
4:28 PM

Post #9127645

I have a garden hose, also. I also have a wet weather brook that provides water for wild animals and sometimes has minnows. It comes from a neighbor's property and runs into another neighbor's pond. Luciee {;^)
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

May 17, 2012
4:51 PM

Post #9127668

Thanks Morgan!! Getting ideas already.
LoveBrug
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 18, 2012
10:57 AM

Post #9128562

Besides the maintenance nightmare AKA my saltwater pool I have tidal wetlands (swamp) fed by the Saint Johns river. I always dream about turning the pool into a Koi pond but if I ever sell this house it might not be a smart idea.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 20, 2012
7:09 AM

Post #9130427

I have a Koi pond that was finished last August. Just love it!

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morganc

morganc
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 20, 2012
8:50 AM

Post #9130527

BeaHive - what a gorgeous pond...love what you've done. Sigh...makes me want more!! :-))
Beach_Barbie
Kure Beach, NC
(Zone 9a)

May 20, 2012
10:20 AM

Post #9130634

That is a gorgeous pond. You did a great job.
Barb
Artwestallis
Milwaukee, WI

May 20, 2012
10:44 AM

Post #9130663

Im going to have a poind this year even if it kills me been waiting 6yrs now most the other projects are done so now my turn lol
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 20, 2012
3:10 PM

Post #9130890

Just bought the house ( built in 1940 ) the roof leaks so when it rains I have a small pond in the main hallway.

vitrsna

vitrsna
Colima
Mexico
(Zone 11)

May 20, 2012
3:41 PM

Post #9130919

Dyson...perfect! have you bought any plants and or fish for it yet? or if you can get a little gravity flow going it could be a nice little creek running through the house and out into the garden? There was a restaurant in the Santa Cruz mountains of California that had a creek running through it and it was so lovely. wow! the possibilities are endless!!! unless you fix the roof and ruin everything :-D
Dyson
Rocky Mount, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 20, 2012
4:06 PM

Post #9130943

I think I am going to have to ruin the water feature as it is causing lots of damage to the wooden door frames. Can not afford a new roof yet spent all savings the get the place without mortgage - so will tarp it until we can save for awhile. Plan to move out of this apartment and into the house within the next week.

vitrsna

vitrsna
Colima
Mexico
(Zone 11)

May 20, 2012
9:14 PM

Post #9131324

well, best of luck and good wishes for you and your new house and new garden...you realize that i was just kidding, right?

morganc

morganc
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 20, 2012
11:07 PM

Post #9131395

I for one was laughing at your funny, vitrsna. Dyson, good luck and hopefully dry weather to you.!
LoveBrug
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 21, 2012
5:54 AM

Post #9131578

BeaHive , Beautiful job !

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