Pond Progression

The Pond Garden or Garden Pond started as an idea.


Here it is in 2011



The pond is always . . .



THE main focal point.


September 2011


It serves well as My Little Oasis . . .



May 2011


always changing through the years.



Two Frogs at the Pond



Here it is in 2009


Garden Pond in 2009


Goldfish have remained.


Goldfish 2009


Here it is in 2005


Too Much Ribbon Grass


The New Stream


View of the Stream in 2005


Here it is in 2003


Our New Garden Pond in 2003


Not liking the black plastic waterfall too much.


Overhead View of Pond


The New Pond



It was actually our second pond. 


Here Is Our First Pond


Our first pond with a little food coloring for effect in the 1980's


We got tired of patching the cracks every year. . .


Our First Pond 1980’s


so this pond became part of the garden that’s behind our garden pond.


Did you recognize it?


This is when the pond was just an idea…a rock.


Now we are looking forward to our next big project – The Backyard Pond.

It’s more than an idea.
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  1. Lona says:

    It is so interesting to watch the different stages of your pond and the plants around it. I love this area and it is a beautiful focal point. Water in the garden is so relaxing. Just beautiful!

    ... on February 19th, 2012
  2. GirlSprout says:

    What a beautiful water feature you have. I like the plantings near the rocks, especially the hostas and the hibiscus.

    ... on February 19th, 2012
  3. Christine @ The Gardening Blog says:

    Its so interesting to see how things develop in a garden over the years. I love your pond. I’m looking forward to seeing the new Backyard Pond!

    ... on February 19th, 2012
  4. debsgarden says:

    It’s interesting to see the evolution of your pond over the years! It must be fun to find frogs and other critters around the pond. It is quite an ecosystem. I have always wanted a pond or other water feature in my garden. So far the most I have managed is a birdbath.

    ... on February 19th, 2012
  5. Masha says:

    You have done a great job, that area looks wonderful. It was amazing to see how much work you have put into developing it.

    ... on February 19th, 2012
  6. Laura@Patiopatch says:

    ‘And on this rock, I will build my pond’. A lot of fun looking over the past manifestations but it is the raised backdrop which makes the pond sit so naturally and snuggly as your centrepiece.
    p.s took a tour through all your garden images too – flowers and wildlife. Some place you have here.

    ... on February 20th, 2012
  7. Donna says:

    I enjoyed seeing the evolution of your pond. As a designer, I find this fascinating. It give a glimpse into your thinking through the development. Those are some pretty big goldfish.

    ... on February 20th, 2012
  8. b-a-g says:

    Your pond is beautiful and obviously much loved. I’ve never had a pond at home, but this post makes me think – what if ….?

    ... on February 20th, 2012
  9. Stacy says:

    I love the progression posts. But they make me nervous. It has taken me months and months to just get the hole in the ground. When I finally do finish it, I want it done for good!

    ... on February 20th, 2012
  10. Jeannette says:

    What holds me back is fear that a pond will be expensive but knowing me, one day I’ll decide to be brave. Then I bet I’ll wonder why I didn’t do it sooner. Love all the pics of your ponds.

    ... on February 29th, 2012
  11. Indie says:

    Love your ponds! I’ve always wanted some sort of water feature in my yard, but never been sure how to proceed. Your little pond with the goldfish is so cute! An oasis indeed!

    ... on March 3rd, 2012
  12. Lyn says:

    The plantings around your pond have changed and developed really nicely. I especially like the Spring look in May 2011. What made you decide to take the stone away from the front edge and leave the edge visible? This is an unusual choice around a pond.

    ... on March 5th, 2012
  13. Chris says:

    Lyn, The stones just weren’t very practical. They often ended up in the pond. For a while I let the grass grow right up to the edge, but that also wasn’t practical as I constantly needed to clip it. Perhaps I’ll so something different with it in the future… have any ideas?

    ... on March 5th, 2012
  14. Pam's English Garden says:

    Dear Chris, I love before-and-after pictures, and it’s interesting to see how your beautiful pond has evolved. Those goldfish are enormous! Love your plantings. P. x

    ... on March 11th, 2012