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Re: birds/ponds

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] birds/ponds
  • From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center" 4042N15@nationalhearing.com
  • Date: Wed, 11 May 2005 15:41:25 -0600
  • References: <22092291.1115842061210.JavaMail.root@sniper5>

Re > I honestly cannot imagine a garden without some water.....
I always have a full birdbath, yearround.  And I have a resident dragonfly
for some reason.

Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <TeichFlora@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, May 11, 2005 2:06 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] birds/ponds


> I think that depends where you live, and what size pond, also what you
have
> in the pond. Plants only with a few mosquito fish or such takes very
little
> time and space. The more fish, the more time....and if you have
Koi....then
> that runs into the largest size, time, and money.   Like any gardening,
there is
> no such thing as NO maintenance, you can either  tend to it a little or
wait
> and end up doing more at once.  All in all  though, I think it's the least
> maintenance of all gardening, if it is a  watergarden (not Koi pond or
fish pond)
> because one never has to water  it.....prune off dead foliage/blooms now
and
> then, fertilize once or twice a  year, if that much....and that's it.  The
> rewards of having so much  wildlife (such as; birds that come to drink or
bathe,
> dragonflies, etc.)  come to your garden makes it all worth while!
> I honestly cannot imagine a garden without some water.....
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
>
> In a message dated 5/11/2005 11:02:53 AM Central Standard Time,
> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
>
> But I  would say there may be no time for a pond.  From all the
descriptions,
> they seem like a big hassle.
>
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