Pond Talk

Pond plants for the winter

Pond plants for the winter

Are there any pond plants that will look nice in the winter?

Of course it will depend on what part of the country you live in as to what if any pond plants will do well in your pond in the winter months. Pond plants are broken down into two basic categories: hardy and non-hardy. Keep in mind there will be some varying factors on winter survival in the pond and the
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How do you determine the value of a Koi?

How do you determine the value of a Koi?

I get this question almost daily. Why is that 8” Koi worth $40 and that 8” Koi over there $500? It is difficult to sum up what makes a koi valuable, but the best place to start is the koi show judging standards as these will dictate what the rest of us pay for koi. Koi shows are not unlike dog or horse shows. It's a competition were
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Koi Classifications, colors and terms

Koi Classifications, colors and terms

There are so many beautiful Koi to choose from but did you know that just like dogs or cats they are divided into breeds and varieties?? Koi is a short variation for the Japanese word Nishikigoi, which literally means "brocaded carp" [clear]

Color and pattern variations of Koi are endless

The color and pattern variations of Koi are endless, but breeders and collectors have identified a number of specific categories. This is a just a few of the
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Which Pond liner is the best?

Which Pond liner is the best?

Pond liners are made of many different materials. Some are Rubber, Epdm, plastic, PVC, reinforced polyethylene or reinforced polypropylene. Then you have to decide what mil, thickness or or ply you want. Not only are there different types of pond liner to choose from, there are thickness options, size options, the option to bury or not bury your liner, the choice of doing it yourself or to hire someone to install the
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Do you want a pond kit?

Do pond kits have everything you need?

[clear] We have people come to our shop looking for “Pond Kits” all the time. For some it makes the thought of building a pond much easier.

It will already have everything you need for a cookie cutter pond.

But do you really want a cookie cutter pond?? Maybe but more than likely -not. We try to discourage the one size fits all pond. Because everyone’s idea of a pond is different. It comes
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