Don’t you just love a beautiful water garden.I have seen some that cost more than some homes I have seen.Some with great falls cascading down a hillside and surrounded with an array of different flowers blooming,water lilly’s, hyancinth, lotus, and varied brands of Japanese Maples placed perfectly.A beautiful site but not without a lot of hard work.
I was so impressed by these works of art, that I just had to have one.So I began my research on these complex gardens.My wife and I designed our little garden,as well as all the labor involved.The outcome was pleasing to us.We also incorporated some Japanese Koi fish in ours.
We soon found that a water garden is a little more work than expected.Trying to keep the water at ideal conditions for every thing to co exist, was trial and error, and we had our share of both.Our Koi would come to the surface at feeding time and almost take the food from our hand, which took almost 2 years to get them to do this little trick.
Then comes the nocturnal animals of prey that decided that a fresh fish meal was the Tonights special.So 1 by 1 our fish dissapeared.Another explaination of these events could it be that our fish grew legs and just left home?Probably not, but still a thought.
After all the hard work and all the losses we had,we still love our little water garden.It is so soothing and relaxing when we get the time to enjoy it.Dont let all the little Quirks keep you from water gardening,slow down and live life the way its supposed to be,Free Flowing and beautiful