This is mom's pond as of yesterday. Talk about growth! I love how she and dad have made that raised bed for the waterfall behind the main pond. They expanded their other pond, too - there's a picture of it (and mom) in the photo forum here: http://davesgarden.com/showthread/300682.html
My stepdad is the main waterer. He also looooves his Miracle-Gro, though he uses a store-brand of the same composition. They work so hard in that yard, and it really shows.
It is relaxing watering, isn't it? I know it's not good to water at night, but that's when I tend to do it because DH works nights and by the time we get up in the morning it's too hot to be out there in the sun. I love just walking around in the cool of the night with the fan attachment to the hose giving everyone a gentle rain...So nice.
Gardenwife, I know as Master Gardeners we should be telling people not to water in the evening but I'm with you it's a lovely away to end the day, my plants seem to love it and besides- God waters at night sometimes and who's going to argue with the real MASTER GARDENER?? Water on , sister!! MW