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Krishna’s New Pond

A simple pond brings lots of life to the garden

My name Krishna Cappa, and I live in Syracuse, New York. I put a small 125-gallon pond in this year. I then put three comet goldfish in the pond and many aquatic plants.

beautiful PondPickerel (Pontederia cordata, Zones 3–10) has showy spikes of purple flowers and is native to wetlands over much of eastern North America. It is an easy-to-grow addition to the water garden.

Even a small garden can have space for a water featureThe pond may be small, but it is filled with life. Even a small garden can have space for a water feature, and adding one will attract lots of birds and other wildlife to the garden.

Red dockRed dock (Rumex sanguineus, Zones 4–8) can be grown in regular garden soil, but it adapts to live in a water garden as well. The leaves have dark red veins, and sometimes they can blush a beautiful red color, as they have here.

The new pod sitting in the garden, full of life, and with a chair positioned where the gardener can sit and enjoy watching their fish.Here’s the new pond sitting in the garden, full of life, and with a chair positioned where the gardener can sit and enjoy watching the fish.

water gardenWater hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) is a floating water plant with extremely beautiful flowers. In colder climates, it is a wonderful addition to the water garden when treated as an annual. In warmer climates (Zone 9 or warmer), it should not be grown, as it can become extremely invasive in native waterways. Luckily for Krishna, the New York winters mean it won’t be a problem.

the pickerel in bloom at the edge of the pond.A final shot of the pickerel in bloom at the edge of the pond

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    treasuresmom 10/28/2021

    How very cute!

  2. user-5117752 10/28/2021

    Wonderfully charming and creative! And I love that fish coming out of the water! How clever you are!

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    SimpleSue 10/28/2021

    You've created such a happy place in your garden to sit and enjoy your fish and plants!
    And you even have blooms on some of your aquatic plants!
    I know NY freezes so I'm sharing a link on keeping fish healthy and alive in outdoor ponds in the winter that you might find helpful:
    https://animals.mom.com/care-goldfish-pond-during-winter-months-4409.html

  4. BTucker9675 10/28/2021

    So pretty!

  5. Maggieat11 10/28/2021

    Love it!
    And where did you find that fish? That is wonderful!

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