Showing posts with label A practical guide to building and caring for your pond. Show all posts
Showing posts with label A practical guide to building and caring for your pond. Show all posts

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Book Hard Copy, Maybe.

I am working on getting my book published as a hard copy, one you can hold in your hands.  Even take into the field with you as you dig a hole.  I don't know all the details yet, but will let you know as I find out.

Hold a good thought.

You can get it via ebook now.


Come visit us at for answers to your own pond questions from experts who also hang around there.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

About My Book.

I pop up when you least expect it.  Like a bull frog in a pond.
Have you seen the ranking of my book, "A Practical Guide to Building and Maintaining your Pond?"

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,681 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

Kewl, yes?  The book was published February 10, 2012 and has rarely sunk below the top ten best sellers in the genre.  

If you are here looking for pond information, then you need to buy one.  

Just click  HERE and in less than a minute, it will be on your e-reader, photos and all.

Have a great day. 


Sunday, April 29, 2012

Pond Liners

Liner in an above ground pond

The most important part of your pond is the thing that holds the water in--the liner. The sun is its worst enemy. It will destroy a liner faster than any other natural enemy. Cover every piece of your liner with finishing material, whether it is rocks, bricks or other material. While I am on the subject, use liners made for pond use. Buy your liner from a store specializing in Aquatic Garden supplies.

Be sure it is at least 40 mils thick and is butyl rubber.  They are heavy and can be difficult to move, but they have at least a 20 year warranty and that's important.  

BTW, do not put rocks on the bottom of your pond. They do nothing at all and in a week or so, you can't see them. When it comes time to clean out your pond, you have to remove hundreds or thousands of rocks.  And then find a place to put them because you certainly don't want them back in your pond.

For lots more pond information, visit us at 
We have experts in all things pond who visit there and will answer your questions.  Show us photos of your pond so we can ooh and aah.

My pond book is still on the best seller list.  Buy it by clicking on the graphic in the top right of this page.  It is on sale now, but the price is going up in the next few days.  Act now.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Petunias and Irises

My front garden is making neighbors stop and look.  Every morning, before dawn, I sit on the front porch and just stare, wondering what has budded up and will bloom when the sun rises.  
What makes us happier than flowers in the garden?

We plant petunias in the fall down here in New Orleans.  I usually put them in in November when the temps are beginning to cool a bit.  The petunias grow strong roots during the winter and spring into bloom in the spring.  Like now.  When they are at their spring best, the irises join them.

My pond book was published in February 2012 and remains on Amazon's best seller list - landscape.  In it, I not only show how to build ponds and waterfalls, but answer questions I have gotten over the years.  For a few days, you can get it for $.99, then the price is going to increase. You can get it here
Look for this as the cover:

And since you are starting spring prep for your pond, join us at where we solve pond problems and see others' designs.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Spring means excitement in the garden

As an amateur photographer and a gardener, I love the spring when new flowers arrive daily. Here in zone 9b, spring comes early most years and even earlier this year.  The first Louisiana Iris bloomed yesterday. Of course, I was out there getting a shot of it.

We have more yellow plants than any other color and before lots of new hybrids, yellow and purple were the two LA iris colors. And this one shows up first this year.

The bees were already in the bottlebrush tree.

More petunias are showing up every day. These were planted last fall.

And a tiny gray tree frog visited in the Asian lilies.

It's foggy this morning, but as it burns off, I wonder what other wonders await in my front flower garden.

Don't forget, visit my website at
to meet pondkeepers from all over the world.

Oh, and my pond how-to book is for sale. 
Click the link at the top right corner of this page.