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Re: Re: habitat/ponds


Wow - that's quite bit of growth in 7 years.  Thinking very seriously about becoming involved 
in their stewardship program. Only thing making me hestitate is they ask
if you are a people person. I'm not. I'm a plant and animal person. I
don't mesh well, especially w/ strangers. Oh well, gonna sleep on it for
now....


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Libby Valentine" <L_Valentine@adelphia.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sat, 31 Jan 2004 19:48:29 -0500

>Yup, it was me.  I've only been getting to email once a week the past couple
>weeks - gotta do something about that as it takes a long time to read
>through 350+ emails, and topics have come and gone by the time I get to
>them.  Still, interesting conversations!!
>
>I was curious how much the program had grown - closing in on 40,000!  And
>chat community has certainly contributed this past week - way to go!!  I was
>habitat 24320 in fall of 97 (I think), so the program is really gaining
>momentum.  This is great!
>
>Libby
>Maryland zone 6
>
>
>
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2004 7:20 AM
>Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] habitat/ponds
>
>
>> That is huge - a baby whale indeed. They really let you pet them? Now
>> that is interesting, never heard of that before! BTW - got an email from
>> NWF, I'm habitat # 38722. I forget who, Libby maybe? but someone asked
>> about that.
>>
>>
>> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
>> From: "Donna" <justme@prairieinet.net>
>> Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Date:  Wed, 28 Jan 2004 08:02:35 -0600
>>
>> >I agree, koi ponds are much more work and less attractive. My 2" koi
>> >grew to be 4ft in 5 years and multiplied worse than rabbits. I wish my
>> >pond was not so deep.
>> >
>> >
>> >Donna
>> >
>> >----- Original Message -----
>> >From: TeichFlora@aol.com
>> >Sent: 1/28/2004 6:42:23 AM
>> >To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> >Subject: Re: [CHAT] habitat/ponds
>> >
>> >> The one where the one butterfly Koi is in with some other goldfish, is
>17 by
>> >> 20, 3 foot deep.  Unlike Goldfish, Koi will outgrow a pond.  They can
>get to a
>> >> couple feet long or more.  Mine is about 22 inches and is 3 years old.
>Got
>> >> him as a baby, as a gift.  Koi ponds and watergardens are totally
>different
>> >> ball games.  For a first time pond, and especially if it is smaller,
>I'd stick
>> >> with Goldfish.  They are a lot less finicky, don't require as much
>space,
>> >> aeration, and filtration.
>> >> Just my opinion, for what it's worth.
>> >>
>> >> Noreen
>> >> zone 9
>> >> Texas gulf Coast
>> >>
>> >> In a message dated 1/27/2004 8:14:59 PM Central Standard Time,
>> >> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
>> >> So, Cathy, Donna & Noreen (and everyone on the list who has ponds), how
>large
>> >> are your ponds and do you keep koi?  I was going to avoid them until I
>get
>> >> the hang of the pond thing.  But I also am concerned that my pond may
>be a
>> >> little small for koi.
>> >>
>> >> Eva
>> >>
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>> Kemp TX/zone 8A
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