Portable Ponds: Lovely repurpose

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Portable Ponds

By Eric4home
March 18, 2014

Do you live in an apartment or townhouse or are you thinking of moving in a few years? Is digging a pond an issue for you? Then an above-ground water garden is perfect for you. Small above-ground water gardens have many advantages. No digging, no wading in to clean them, lower cost, and portable. Just look around and think out of the ground.

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Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Mar 18, 2014 8:39 AM CST
Great pictures and ideas. Who would have thought an old cast iron tub would be so lovely. Wish I had one, or even an old toilet. Hurray! Rolling on the floor laughing Acorn
"What a person needs in gardening is a cast iron back with a hinge in it" Charles Dudley Warner (spelling edited by Dinu lol)
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
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HollyAnnS
Mar 18, 2014 12:00 PM CST
There is quite a bit of history associated with that tub. When I was a young girl it sat at my Aunt's Summer Cottage with a hand pump. When my Uncle improved the old cottage with indoor plumbing we got the old tub and used it for years as a water trough in the horse pasture. Later when all the horses were gone it became a dumping ground for excess pond plants and Keg holder for parties. One day in a fit of cleaning excess I drug it out for trash pick up and son Josh happened to come by and said "Mom you can't get rid of that." So it got drug back into the yard, and I came up with the idea of the pond. Dear Ric sure did a great job cleaning it up and painting it. Plus figured out how to make it look like the tub was filling. He did a great job.
Life is Great! Holly
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Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
Peonies Ponds Dahlias Canning and food preservation Lilies Permaculture
Garden Ideas: Level 2
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Oberon46
Mar 18, 2014 12:34 PM CST
Neat. That tub is well worth the cost to build it.
"What a person needs in gardening is a cast iron back with a hinge in it" Charles Dudley Warner (spelling edited by Dinu lol)
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Region: Mid-Atlantic I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Tropicals
Ponds Hummingbirder Birds Butterflies Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Garden Ideas: Master Level
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HollyAnnS
Mar 18, 2014 12:47 PM CST
Just the paint and a fairly inexpensive filter/pump combo. The faucet and copper pipe fittings to make it circulate the water from the drain through the copper pipe and out the faucet were all scrap pieces. I don't think we had $50 in the whole thing.
Life is Great! Holly
Please visit me and learn more about My Life on the Water a Personal Journey Thread in the MidAtlanticMusings Cubit.
http://cubits.org/MidAtlanticMusings/thread/view/5752/
Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
Peonies Ponds Dahlias Canning and food preservation Lilies Permaculture
Garden Ideas: Level 2
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Oberon46
Mar 18, 2014 2:52 PM CST
Way too cool. and great creativity. Hurray! Hurray!
"What a person needs in gardening is a cast iron back with a hinge in it" Charles Dudley Warner (spelling edited by Dinu lol)
Name: Ric Sanders
Dover, Pa. (Zone 6b)
And his children Are his flowers ..
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Eric4home
Mar 18, 2014 5:13 PM CST
Thank You!
Ric of MAF @ DG

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