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Re: ponds


Date: Sun Jul 22 2001 - 18:26:02 PDT

Martha and Others with Small Yards,
I love ponds, too and am so envious of the big yards with the beautiful ponds
others have shown us.I live in the city with a postage stamp sized yard. What
I have done to compensate for the lack of a large yard is to have a fountain
and a small "pond". I built the fountain a few years ago from a very large
plastic planter and put in an adjustable-head spray fountain and what are
known as marginal pond plants (like water iris). It sits on my very small
brick patio, next to my table. This year, I wanted to try water lillies and
fish, so I bought a 15 gallon water garden tub and surrounded it with brick
pavers (above ground) and added a water lily . I just put in two beautiful
goldfish today. It takes up very little space and gives me a little peace of
heaven in my little bit of a yard. I'd be happy to share the instructions for
the fountain in a "pot" if you'd like! - judy