We have been busy putting a pond in the back yard, but now it's all done and it's time to sit back and enjoy the show!
Water gardening is new to me, and it took some getting used to, to wash the soil from the roots and plant the aquatic plants right in the water.
The plants need a bed of gravel for the roots to rest on, then we placed larger rocks around the plants to keep them in place, and gave each plant a fertilizer stick for nutrition.
The reflection in the water is that of the banana tree on the right, and the bamboo tree on the left.
The view from the deck
And from the upper deck off the kitchen
St Anthony stands guard in front of the banana tree, overlooking the pond.
The overall shape of the pond.
It takes about two years for the pond and plants to mature and look natural, but this is a beautiful start! The fish went in today, and if the herons and raccoons don't get them, they will provide an interesting element to the pond. I think it will be a wonderful and peaceful place to pray the rosary.