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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 2, 2009
3:35 AM

Post #6629263

Hi Susanne,
The article came out great. I learned so much from reading it and enjoyed seeing all the pictures.
art_n_garden
Colorado Springs, CO
(Zone 6a)

June 2, 2009
3:50 AM

Post #6629359

Thanks! Love your picture, too, it really shows a water gardener's fish-love. :) Thanks again for letting me show it.
Irony of all ironies, my pond was hit by a heron the night before the article published (took the net off because my largest koi got caught in it and I was worried) and I lost all but 2 koi and 2 goldfish. Sad thing koi keeping can be.
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 2, 2009
3:54 AM

Post #6629372

Oh no! Those Heron are pests! I know it looks silly but my fake heron has kept the real ones away.
Herons are territorial I've been told and the plastic one rules my pond! Hope to have a nice iron statue one of these days. Did you put the net back on. He will be back otherwise.

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art_n_garden
Colorado Springs, CO
(Zone 6a)

June 2, 2009
3:59 AM

Post #6629398

I did, and it's tucked even better this time. I'm only assuming it was a heron, but my dogs were sniffing around the pond as soon as they went outside (said my house sitter, I wasn't home over memorial day wknd) We had a hit last year about this time, also unknown for sure, but I figure the time is ripe with newly active fish and no plants to cover. Last year I didn't know about bird nets unfortunately and this year I became a firm believer :( Last year was a lot more heart breaking though...my first fish. This year I just keep kicking myself.
Love your cute fishies and frog!
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 2, 2009
12:45 PM

Post #6630259

Here is a picture of a Koi castle I purchased in CA a few years ago. This is a great way to protect fish until the plants fill in and also makes a great winter retreat for their long winters nap. All 21 piled in this winter to keep "warm". This one resembles a boulder but I have seen them made using various things.

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