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I am a bonified gardener. I eat sleep and play gardens. My newest venture, which I am still working on is three ponds linked by two 20ft streams. The back is birmed up and starts with a 150 gallon preformed pond which I am trying to figure out how to make a spillway on. It is to spill into a 15'x25' pond. It has gradual sides covered with rocks. Only one side is completely virtical. There is a nice flat area with a bench behind which is a retaining wall with a 2' drop into my "Island" a naturalized area, complete with oak two towering oak trees, a few dogwoods, two cedars, Lamium, Pulmanaria, Trilliums, Jack in the Pulpit, Heuchera, Jacobs ladder, Old fashioned bleeding heart, Aquilegia, Scilla, Virginia blue bells, +++. The creeks flow out of the big pond and around the Island into the lower pond. This one has straight sides and is 4'deep at it's deepest point (under the bridge) 2.5' at it's shallowest. It is about 11'x 18'. Actually the 11' includes the margins. This is my koi pond. I am a biginner in experience. I have read many books, but am still flying by the seat of my pants. I am planning a 100' dry stream bed and 5 Lotus bogs for this spring. I never have enough time to get everything done before I think up something else! I also work full time at a garden center. Our bussiest time there coincides with my bussiest time in my own garden, woe is me!!! I am also a mother of 3 and a grandmother of 2. Married to a contractor. I keep him busy when he is home!

I live in: United States

My zone is: z5 MI

My favorite forum 1 is Aquatic Plant Exchange.

My favorite forum 2 is Bog Garden.

First registered on March 24, 2001 .