Need help with new pond!

Discussion in 'Water Gardening' started by Pinkiered, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. Pinkiered

    Pinkiered The Rose Queen

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    I bought some pond and pond gardening books. What I plan on doing is draining the pond and seeing what it looks like under there. Cleaning it out and reshaping it. Im going to build up a bog garden on both sides. We are then going to bring in some large flat flagstones and build up a nice waterfall. It will take some work but in the end it should look like nothing it looks like now.

    Hopefully.
     
  2. pondlady

    pondlady Young Pine

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    draining your pond

    Are you planning on putting a liner in? Unless you have a clay base where you are and I don't think you do in Lafayette, you are gonna need a liner. Or maybe there is one there already. What a job you have in front of you.

    Jan, in New Orleans
     
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    Pinkiered The Rose Queen

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    Oh yeah, we are all clay here! >groan<

    I believe theres a liner under there. If its ok, then I wont replace it. If it isnt ,Ill replace it.
     
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    cajunbelle Daylily Diva

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    Denee, I see the varigated shell ginger in full sun in some yards around here. I will have to google it and see what I come up with.

    Welcome PondLady, it is good to see a fellow Louisianian here, that makes four of us now. I am about 60 miles north of you in Livingston Parish.
     



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  5. Pinkiered

    Pinkiered The Rose Queen

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    Theres 4?? Whose the other one?
     
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    pondlady Young Pine

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    I was surprised to see a Louisianian as well. Imagine meeting on a forum hosted in Scotland!
    BTW, I have varigated ginger in full sun. It wilts a bit in the afternoon sun, but other than that does fine.
     
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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Actually the forum is hosted in the US (not sure exactly where). The miracles of technology :)
     
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    cajunbelle Daylily Diva

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    Denee, there's another lady from Prairieville, she was on for a while, but I don't see her anymore. She said she registered bc she saw my garden totems and wanted to find out more about them. Can't recall the name right off hand.

    Pondlady, it's nice having more Louisiana company on here.
     

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