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The Whimsical Garden:  Herbal Walk  |  Ba Ba Lambs Ears  |  Rosewalk  |  My Perennial Border
Piglet's Corner  |  Map of Garden  |  Views from the Gazebo  |  Building the Pond  |  Snowbound  | 
 Early SpringThe Pond in Spring   |  Mid Spring | Summer | Autumn  | Winter 
 A Visit to a Greenhouse  |  Canada Blooms 99  Gardening Links  Birding in the GTA

Pictures and text by Catriona

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Pondering place: the pond was done last, so we would know exactly how much lawn we would have left. We laid out the shape we thought we wanted and started on the rest of the garden working around it. Stephanie helped with the design. We used the bricks from the old perennial border to make it semi permanent. We also laid out the stream. We got on with the rest of the garden. Building the gazebo, tool shed, creating new garden borders and laying out and doing the walkways. Klaus was busy all spring, summer and into the fall. We just finished the pond a few days ago. Just in time to close it for the winter. Here are some pictures to show the building of the pond.

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Stephanie designs the pond with  bricks from the old perennial border.

                                                            Hmm, this goes here maybe, 
a little to the left, 
a little to the right..that's fine.

First you take up the lawn...

...then you dig out the pond, making sure it's level.

We used the pond dirt 
for shaping the stream and ...........

.. the headwaters. 
Concrete blocks
are their foundation.

First you place the liner in the hole trying not to have wrinkles.

Filling the pond with water... 

 ...shaping the liner as you go. Cold   water!

One ton of pink and blue granite arrives...

....two tons 
of pink and blue 
granite arrive......

....ouch!!! my back!!!

Klaus put one layer of rocks down. Then brought up liner over it and trimmed to fit and put the second  layer of rock on top of the liner .

First layer around the pond completed.

The pond looking
toward perennial border.
Klaus dug 3 1/2 yards of Soil
underneath the plastic.

The Ruthard stream. 

Our bubble fountain. It will be lit 
from beneath at night.

....waiting for spring, 
edging and pond plants and
warm weather.......... 
sigh ;-)

 
I hope we get a froggie.(];-)

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Homepage
The Whimsical Garden
Some Travel
Arts and Stuff
The Whimsical Garden:  Herbal Walk  |  Ba Ba Lambs Ears  |  Rosewalk  |  My Perennial Border
Piglet's Corner  |  Map of Garden  |  Views from the Gazebo  |  Building the Pond  |  Snowbound  | 
 Early SpringThe Pond in Spring   |  Mid Spring | Summer | Autumn  | Winter 
 A Visit to a Greenhouse  |  Canada Blooms 99  Gardening Links  Birding in the GTA

Last updated May 5, 2000


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