Oct 15, 2006

Pond Installation

It looks like a big mud hole but will have all these plants

Sweet Flag Acorus americanus Grass 36 24 Emergent - 0-18"
Broad Leaved Arrowhead Sagittaria latifolia Herb 24 24 Emergent - 0-18"
Marsh Marigold Caltha palustris Herb 24 12 Emergent - 0-18"
Water Plantain Alisma trivale Herb 36 0 Emergent - 0-18"
Narrow Leaved Cattail Typha angustifolia Herb 60 12 Emergent - 0-18"
Broad Leaved Cattail Typha latifolia Herb 120 18 Emergent - 0-18"
Tussock Sedge Carex stricta Grass 50 0 Emergent - 0-18"
River Bulrush Scirpus fluviatilis Grass 78 6 Emergent - 0-18"
Baltic Rush Juncus balticus Grass 18
Emergent - 0-18"
Lake Sedge Carex lacustris Grass 48 0 Emergent - 0-18"
Coontail Ceratophyllum demersum Herb 24
Submergent - 36-72"
Large-Leaved Pondweed Potamogeton amplifolius Herb 60
Submergent - 36-72"
Floating-Leaved Pondweed Potamogeton natans Herb 24
Submergent - 36-72"
Bladderwort Utrucularia macrorhiza Herb 8
Submergent - 36-72"
Wild Celery Vallisneria americana Herb 10
Submergent - 36-72"
White Water Lily Nymphaea odorata Herb 6 6 Submergent - 36-72"
Hyssop Hyssopus officinalis Herb 24 18 Wet Meadow
Meadowsweet Filipendula vulgaris Shrub 30 24 Wet Meadow
False Indigo Amorpha fruiticosa Shrub 12 12 Wet Meadow
New England Aster Aster novae-angliae Herb 54 24 Wet Meadow
Swamp Milkweed Asclepias incarnata Herb 48 12 Wet Meadow

Using a pool hose I drained the pond down hill.

Drained Pond Ready for plants.

A ladder accesses the lowest areas for submerged plants such as
Coontail, the food for Koi.
Stakes and ropes are set to guide depth and placement

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