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Old 08-14-2016, 12:58 PM   #1
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about the only things outside here that look forward to the sun everyday, the water lilies in my pond......
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Old 08-14-2016, 01:00 PM   #2
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Beautiful!

I tried a pond once but could not keep up with raccoons destroying it every night.
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about the only things outside here that look forward to the sun everyday, the water lilies in my pond......
Very nice Jim ! Your home is sure beautiful ! Pat
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Old 08-14-2016, 01:50 PM   #4
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Jim, really nice water lilies. Mine are in a more shaded location and they seem to be quite transient. They bloom and then there're gone. There were some there a couple of days ago but today, nada.

Do you leave the lilies in the pond over the winter?

Karen, when I put in my pond the raccoon telegraph system worked really well and they showed up within days. Since I also have fish in the pond I installed an electric fence module and two perimeter wires, one 3" and one 6" off the ground. I watched from above how the learning curve for raccoons worked. A couple were a little slow and had to zap themselves more than once but after that, no problems for several years now.


Having lots of vegetation in the pond also helps protect the fish from blue herons. A little fish line high overhead also helps.

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Old 08-14-2016, 02:25 PM   #5
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Yes, I leave them in year round, I notice they help to keep the evaporation down somewhat this time of the year. In the winter I keep a small 400 watt heater on to allow air exchange for the fish thru the ice.
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Cleaned out the 2 birdbaths this morning. With the heat we've had the algae growth wasn't too far from what you folks have planted on purpose.
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