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North Coast Water Garden Pond Tour

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Yesterday my husband and I attended the third and final pond tour of this year. Although it didn't provide nearly enough exercise, it as always provides food for the soul and inspiration for our pond. We also skipped the barbecue at the end, which was good for our diet.

The first stop was at the home of a ceramic artist. His pond had a Mediterranean theme and was exotic and beautiful...

He also had some really magnificent Koi. A couple of them were easily over two feet long.

Unfortunately, my best pictures of the fish are too large to load here


This is a fat, happy little alligator lizard that was sunning himself on the warm rocks...

The next pond belongs to a day trader & his artist wife. The pond was very interesting and quite deep, but the landscaping needed a lot of work.

There were lots of well developed aquatic plants and huge healthy fish, but the pond just seems to erupt in the middle of a weed patch.

The water lilies were thriving.

This view shows the giant pump/filtration system needed to keep this pond healthy.

One of our tour guides bought this very interesting vessel for the ceramic sculpture wife.

Back to the pond...

At our final stop the pond and fish were much smaller, but they were set in perfectly manicured landscaping and quite beautiful.

There were some interesting primitive art works decorating the fence behind the pond.

Another view of the pond.

I hope you enjoyed this glimpse into ponding. Many of my pictures were to large to load so I'm including this link for anyone who wants to see more...

Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful SPARKling Sunday.
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  • no profile photo CD4114015
    GREAT pics! Thanks for sharing! emoticon
    2891 days ago
    Thank you for sharing your pictures. They are really pretty and I like the lizard (although I would have been afraid of him, lol.) Glad you and your hubby had such a nice time!
    2907 days ago
  • SLACHETKA103145
    emoticon emoticon ideas....

    The last one is especially nice but I think the one you said needed work is my justs seems to me to show a naturalistic pond! Not man made!

    2907 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/12/2013 5:37:40 AM
    Garden tours are so interesting, especially those with a pond. Thanks for the photos.
    2908 days ago
  • ABB698
    Gorgeous! Love the ponds and those giant Koi were too cool! :D Thanks for sharing!
    2908 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2332407
    Absolutely Awesome pictures. Thanks for sharing.
    2908 days ago
    I just love the photos!!! Sure gives me incentive to work on my pond more ... it still hasn't cleared up ... I hope it does before summer is over! Fish are doing fine ... however I don't have nice koi like the ones in your photos. I'm thinking next year I might have to find a pond walk to take!
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    2908 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/11/2013 12:01:28 PM
  • no profile photo CD3468195
    Thank you, they look so pretty. Someday I will have one. emoticon
    2908 days ago
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