Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Pond Progress

I usually trek down to the lower yard and our new garden a couple of times a day with Cassie, and all week I've carried a few pieces of shale with me to place around the pond edge.  It's really starting to look like it sprung up there naturally!  On Monday after work, I splurged on the beautiful water lily you now see growing in the center.  It has lovely salmon-colored flowers and really completes the whole garden pond look.  I just love it!  It's winter hardy, and according to the guy at the garden center, it can spend the winter right there and will start growing again as the weather warms up.  Let's hope he's right!  The spilling pot with the lobelia in the far corner of the shot is not doing so great, but I hope it makes a comeback.  It didn't get watered while we were away last week and I think slugs took advantage of its weakened state.  We've had painfully hot humid weather and it's not the best time to be planting things, but the potted ones can't wait.  I can only plant a few at a time before the mosquitos start driving me crazy!  I've been trying to decide if I want to get fish to eat the mosquito larvae in the pond or use some kind of aquatic insecticide.  The garden-center guy said you can't use the chemical with water lilies in the pond, so I guess our next addition will be a few goldfish!  Stay tuned...

1 comment:

norma said...

It's coming along nicely. Lobelia doesn't like the heat and doesn't like to dry out. Good luck!