I'm all about making the pond beautiful now. Even when not looking its best, it's my favorite part of the gardens. I just love sitting by it, feeding and watching the fish. It's my most relaxing spot anywhere.
All the fish are looking healthy. I saw two baby koi today. That's always so exciting to find koi that were born here.
The water is just starting to clear up. The whole place has been a mess since being neglected so long while the snake owned it (That's some sentence, ain't it?). I'm taking back my pond!
I worked today cleaning up the umbrella plants and pulling bermuda grass up and out of the back of the pond. (I can't tell you how much I hate bermuda grass. It's the bane of my gardening existence. Every year, it and Japanese Beetles make me question having gardens.)
The David Austin rose 'Evelyn' is just breathtaking. This bloom is huge. It's one of the roses on Pond Hill that hasn't grown much though. I'm working on them this year with lots of compost and mulch and food and water. And loving words of encouragement!