Koi and Goldfish Pond

This is one of the things that has been taking up a lot of our time, and will conIMG_1261tinue to do so as there is always work to be done. It’s like doing laundry and mowing the lawn. And, last night the pump went out. Perhaps we expanded the pond so much it couldn’t carry the water load. I have hopes that the pump will be okay and work in the smaller pond in the back.

We wanted to get everything finished before our grandson arrived. Luckily, the pump was fine then. This is our grandson with me sitting on the upper part of the lawn over IMG_3144the pond. There are still some flowers starting to bloom, and we’ve added some more plants. The grasses will grow much taller. I would like to get it natural looking with various shades of green, with next to no maintenance. People have told me that isn’t possible, but anything is possible. Below are pictures from various angles. The building in the background is the building we also finished rocking. All of the rock for these projects come from our woods. One year we went to the Japanese Garden in Portland, Oregon. It was a great inspiration for all of this. I’m thinking a tea house would be nice in the back, but then finishing the greenhouse is more important.

7 thoughts on “Koi and Goldfish Pond

  1. Beautiful. It has turned out a real smasher. Well done.
    What sort of filtration do you use? And do you also use UV tubes to help with water clarity?

      1. Best of luck. Watch for the babies. You know Koi eat their own eggs I presume? But some usually survive. Once we planted considerably more reeds and Iris etc in the shallow end of the pond a lot more eggs survived. It’s such a treat when the baby fish appear.
        Do you have any hassles with Avian Predators? …. like this beautiful but wily character.
        If you do, you may need a net or some way to prevent the birds getting close to the edge.


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