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Project by JAGWAH posted 05-30-2011 08:14 PM 2280 views 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thought some of you might like to see our little project here in Tulsa.

Started this little project 2 weekends ago, finished today. I used newspapers as a substitute for a felt liner, worked out nicely.

Last weekend we spent the day gathering stones and this week end scattered them about.

Landscaping will be done this evening.

Named it Amy Pond. If your a Dr. Who fan you’ll understand.

-- Just A Guy With A Hammer



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jroot

5121 posts in 3438 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 05-30-2011 08:53 PM

Building ponds takes time. Yours looks good. What kind of fish do you intend to put in the pond?

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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NavyCop68

262 posts in 3099 days
hardiness zone 8

posted 05-30-2011 08:56 PM

First fish needs to be Rory!

-- Steve, Vancouver, WA

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JAGWAH

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posted 05-30-2011 10:03 PM

Rory it i. Actualy it’ll be a while before any fish but when we do we’ll be starting slow. Maybe piranha at first then if they do well Orcas.

Actully we’re studying up on it.

-- Just A Guy With A Hammer

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Iris43

3811 posts in 3437 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 05-30-2011 10:28 PM

Good job! Didn’t it turn out nice. I like the size and you have done a good job with the rocks. Now a few flowers… :)

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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Sandra

101 posts in 2419 days
hardiness zone 8a

posted 05-31-2011 03:07 AM

Really nice!! Looks like a relaxing place to sit and enjoy the evening :)
Sandra :)

-- http://www.joeandsandrashippies.blogspot.com

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JAGWAH

58 posts in 2390 days

posted 05-31-2011 07:08 AM

Yes it is very nice this morning, coffee and newspaper on the patio with my sweety.

We’re going slow on the landscape since my wife can make even impatiens invasive. Planted a black magic elephant ear, hosta,some sedum and a delicate fern in the large castle rock torwards the back. She even stuck a henchick on the dry side of the castle rock.

The birds are spazzing on the large rock above the waterfall. We’re hoping for it to attract a few butterflies.

It’s going to be a nice addition.

-- Just A Guy With A Hammer

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3808 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 05-31-2011 08:28 AM

how wonderful!
It’s lovely.

I think the Orcas will look lovely in it ;)
:)

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Cindy

346 posts in 2518 days
hardiness zone 6

posted 05-31-2011 08:36 AM

Oooh! You’ve just inspired me! I’ve been toying with the notion of one of those “pondless” waterfalls – I want a small waterfall that goes to gravel/rocks, not a pond. I want to make several shallow layers for birds to drink from. I love yours! (great job!!) Somehow, seeing all the step-by-step pics here is more inspiring than seeing them in a fancy schmancy magazine ; )

-- ~ Cindy, Virginia Appalachians, UDSA Hardiness Zone 6 ~

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JAGWAH

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posted 05-31-2011 09:19 AM

When it all comes down it’s just you, a shovel, a co-conspirator and constant applause to each others efforts. With patience and fingers crossed it’ll turn out just fine.

And frankly be open to all the little failures and unexpected adjustments, they’re all pat and parcel to a finished beauty. I assure you this pond is far from our planning. Between unexpected roots, finding our sewer cleanout and realizing we cant make the big rock in front of the waterfall a walk across, it worked out fine.

My wifes and my motto is,” It aint perfect,and we like it.”

-- Just A Guy With A Hammer

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MsDebbieP

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hardiness zone 5b

posted 06-01-2011 05:22 AM

love the motto!

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Radicalfarmergal

4312 posts in 3070 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 06-01-2011 05:28 AM

Who wants perfection when you can have something lovely, useful and relaxing? Great job on your pond!

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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JAGWAH

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posted 06-01-2011 06:09 AM

Kinda like me, lovely,useful and relaxing.8)

-- Just A Guy With A Hammer

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Radicalfarmergal

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hardiness zone 5b

posted 06-01-2011 10:59 AM

Welcome to GT, JAGWAH! : )

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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Ben

33 posts in 2472 days
hardiness zone 5

posted 06-03-2011 07:10 AM

for a moment i actually pondered if piranha was a good idea. More coffee for me and a job well done for you sir.

-- It started with stargazers and then stella's and then somewhere between colocasia and dicentra i decided to deny having an addiction.

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Bon

7374 posts in 3588 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 06-04-2011 09:06 AM

What a nice pond you have created.Love it.Now all you need is a mini “Tardis” in the landscaping of it. :-)

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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JAGWAH

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posted 06-05-2011 02:37 PM

Loving the pond, sitting out late last night with the tikkis going after watching Doctor Who.

As the lightening bugs glowed, we were serenaded by the ood… A nice sized frog hopped out of the bushes and came over, sat on the waterfall spillway and sang a bit. Life is sweet!

It’s nice when in her way Mother nature thanks you!

-- Just A Guy With A Hammer

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MsDebbieP

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hardiness zone 5b

posted 06-06-2011 05:13 AM

ooooh what a wonderful evening!!! Life is good

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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sharad

1671 posts in 3025 days
hardiness zone 11

posted 06-07-2011 12:10 AM

You have made a beautiful pond. After putting fish and decorating the surrounding with appropriate plants this place is going to be a big attraction. Pl let us know the developments.

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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GhostPumpkin

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hardiness zone 5

posted 06-07-2011 09:29 AM

Beautiful work! and very inspiring i may add… one day i would like to add a water feature to my back yard.

-- ~Many hands make light work~

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