I'm linking with Tootsie Time for Fertilizer Friday again this week. This is where we flaunt our gardens, flowers or indoor plants.
Last week when I showed my gardens, there was a request to see more of the pond. Well, right now it's not that interesting looking...
By May the pond which is about 13x20 feet will start to look pretty good...
In the foreground is geum rivale - water avens in bloom.
There are marsh marigolds on either side of the waterfall and they stay on the ledge in their pots frozen over winter.
The pond attracts birds (waterfall), skunks, raccoons, toads and frogs. I counted 8 frogs in the water at once last summer - now that's a healthy pond! We use a pump for the waterfall and that's it as we've reached an ecological balance that keeps the water clean.
Morning coffee in the summer is a ritual of looking for the same number of frogs seen the previous day since they are tasty morsels for the 4 legged wildlife - not to mention the odd crane that stops in for fish or frogs.
I hope you liked our pond and if you're considering one for your yard, they're not a lot of work and bring great enjoyment to the whole family. The grands love to feed the fish and look for frogs too.