You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Pond Week

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.

Here are Leo and Frida. Leo is the king of the pond.

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.)

You can see the black liner of the waterfall in this photo. I vow to have that waterfall rocked this summer.

I got this lotus last year. I was so excited to see it come back all healthy. I can't wait for it to bloom (Please bloom!).

The spring flush is over for most of the roses. A few of them are just starting though. 'Reve d'Or' has had its peak but still blooming a little.

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!

The sweet chickens. But what are they doing sitting around my eggplants?

My eggplant! Those darn chickens!


gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

Your pond is really nice. Mine needs a serious cleanup now, but it's been so cold still. How do you clean out the bottom? We have raccoons and they have knocked so many plants in there is quite a bit of dirt in there.
The rose 'Ellen' really is pretty!

Tatyana said...

I don't have a pond, so I enjoyed yours, thanks! The chickens are cute!

Heather said...

Hi Karen- your pond is very pretty. I love the chickens in a pot! Mine will be here on June 3rd and I can't wait!

FlowerLady said...

Good morning Karen ~ Your pond is lovely and peaceful looking. I'm so glad the snake is no longer there. Your koi are such a treat to see, as are your chickens. Your roses are always beautiful and a joy to view.

Have a great day ~ FlowerLady

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

You are so right there is nothing like a pond and water to calm a person. Yours is so nice. My little one needs a redo now. Your roses are so gorgeous. I bet your chickens get a lot of your bugs from the flowers.

Lauren Scheuer said...

Love your garden ornaments---I mean chickens.