I made a pond!
Yesterday the G and I went out and bought some more plants. When we returned, I started looking at the rocky slope I intended to add them to and decided that really they'd look best around a pond. I had this old "pop-up pond" circular pond liner I'd only used once, only to discover that the pond would slump over and collapse. The illustration on the cover of a cute deck-pond with fish had been a total lie! I reasoned, though, that if I piled enough rocks on the inside, the liner wouldn't fall inward, and then I could pile rocks on the outside to hide the ugly liner. Here is the result: Not bad, right? The plants you see around it are irises, strawberry begonia and violets. It seems to have survived the night without the water level dropping, and the water's cleared a bunch. So what do I do now? Add plants and fish, but what kinds? And should I put in a fountain or just leave it a still pond if I pick the right mix of plants and fish? Can anyone help me design a little water garden?