Well, here are a few shots of the water garden earlier today. It still needs a lot of work, but I did get most of the ground levelled out and have added many plants around the outside and have more to add. Thanks to Vic, I now have some water plants, but they were not in when I took the picture. :) We also added five fish today-two Shabunkin, one albino catfish, one black moor (love those bubble eyed fish!) and I forget what the last one is, but it is the one the two year old picked and has named Rosie. LMBO I also splurged $4.50 for a water hyacinth. Now, I need to go borrow some more rocks. Anybody got water plants to trade for land plants???? Please.........
Water Garden Today
Well thank you Peggy! We just went out and fed the fish and I stuck a few more plants in that are technically marginals, I guess. LOL I also measured. It is actually 13x8. Guess I did more digging than I thought. :)
Badseed...I can send you some elephant ear bulbs that will grow in water and get big! I will have some yellow iris seed soon too!
Just let me know!
Looking good and it's alot of hard work too!
that's a big pond Michele. Anytime you want to dig more, come for a visit.
LOL I've seen your yard Cala! What bed are you going to take out? ha ha ha
I have pink, yellow and white water lilies, zebra rush, arum and a couple of other things if you could send postage. lmk
tiG, that would be awesome! Can you E me about how much postage you would need? Are you sure you don't want any plants??
Rebecca, do you mean regular elephant ears? I have some of the plain greens ones but have heard mixed opinions about putting them in the water. Let me know about your experience with them. I just don't want to rot any. LOL
You just blow me away...I can't believe you did this all by yourself. WoW...you are my hero! You go girl!
I wish I could share some plants. Drat. I'm still fighting alittle string algae and you sure don't want that. You've done a fantastic job on it. You should be very proud. The girls will love it. So, how's the frogs? Are they moving in? "T" :)
I tell you, that's a great looking project you have going. It's as big as a swimming pool!
It was actually a lot of fun doing this. The kids have wanted one badly and I just couldn't decide where to put it, and didn't think I had the money to do it. I bought the liner for $30 and the rest is sweat equity. LOL At some point, I need to put in a real pond liner, but for now this is serving it's purpose. We have little froggies everywhere. I spent more on five fish and a water hyacinth than the liner. LOL Most of the plants around it, are coming from other places in the yard and I also got some plants really cheap at the grocery the other day. Got there just as they were making them half off. I got nine perennials for 99 cents each and a few more daylilies for four bucks. It is coming together. Now I need to drag myself back up that cliff for more rocks. LOL Thanks for the compliments. I am happiest working outside. :)
Looking fantastic, Michele!! Next year you will be rewarded more greatly than you ever imagined!!
Well, how should I know??????? We will try to get you some babies that grow out in the garden......the rest is up to YOU!!!!!!!
Badseed...the ee will grow in water and not rot! All you have to put in is rocks to hold them down in pot...I have them in my pond and they are gorgeous!
Let me know!
Nice job! You should be getting a box from me in a day or so with some goodies to add to your collection - holler if you need help deciphering my scrawl...
I did go ahead and pot up a few of my smaller elephant ears and put them in the water garden. :) I also got a box of plants from GV. THANKS GV!! I have been adding a few plants here and there when I can and moved a big Willow over there too (planted in the bottom half of a garbage can so the roots won't go nuts). It is a bunch of subtle changes, but it is coming together. I still need to go get more rocks, but with my heart problem, I have been taking it easy for now. I also need to do some tilling to shape up the area. I think I am going to mulch a path around the outside, build a small bench beside the water garden and find the biggest rock I can for the kids-the want a special rock to stand on and feed the fish. LOL I am really glad we did this. :)
Hi Miss T! I am doing okay. Just doing my best to keep stress levels to a minimum and doing a lot of work outside. It is hard work but it keeps me calm. :) I have an appt. with the cardiologist on Tuesday. For now I am on meds to keep my heart beating normal, and another med to keep me calm and another med as an antacid. LOL Guess I was just jealous of hubby's medicine cabinet. Giggle.
The water garden has been a GREAT distraction! Vic and GV sent me some water plants and today I got a box from Mystic too (water and land plants). It is so great to have all this to keep me busy. I tilled the lower veggie bed today and am going to let the kids go through my seeds and plant whatever they want! I made a big list of things that bloom fast and am going to let them go have fun. :)
Love ya! Thanks for caring.
I've been praying for you hard my dear. Don't scare me like that. You're one of the few people I know that tills with a heart condition. Can't accuse you of sitting around feeling sorry for yourself. You've got my respect!! And by the way, you have mail. Take care of yourself. ((hug)) MaMa "T" :)