Ponds and Water Gardening forum: A new pond

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Jun 8, 2010 4:59 PM CST
What do you do with the upper part of the shipping container of a Pratt and Whitney R 4360 20 W A
28 cylinder 3500 hp radial aircraft engine ?
Set up a pond of course!

Here is a first look at this shell! It weighs a lot!

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Charter ATP Member Spiders! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pennsylvania Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Ponds Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: New Jersey
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Ursula
Jun 8, 2010 5:00 PM CST
moving it slowly on rollers and boards into the backyard -

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Charter ATP Member Spiders! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pennsylvania Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Ponds Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: New Jersey
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Ursula
Jun 8, 2010 5:01 PM CST
now to tip it into the prepared spot

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Charter ATP Member Spiders! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pennsylvania Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Ponds Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: New Jersey
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Ursula
Jun 8, 2010 5:02 PM CST
and it topples precisely

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Charter ATP Member Spiders! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pennsylvania Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Ponds Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: New Jersey
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Ursula
Jun 8, 2010 5:03 PM CST
sanding and painting the inside with a very good oil paint

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Charter ATP Member Spiders! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pennsylvania Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Ponds Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: New Jersey
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Ursula
Jun 8, 2010 5:04 PM CST
cleaning up the outside and adding a couple of coats of a very light green paint

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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Charter ATP Member Spiders! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pennsylvania Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Ponds Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: New Jersey
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Ursula
Jun 8, 2010 5:18 PM CST
I let the paint cure for about a week and added water 2 days ago.
Today I went shopping at Waterford Garden Hurray! I have a 15 minute drive to this wonderful place.
http://www.waterfordgardens.com/
It was not easy to pick from the gorgeous selection, but -
I came home with 3 Tropical Water Lilies - Carla's Sonshine ( yellow), Antares ( red night bloomer), and Midnight Serenade ( gorgeous blue)
1 Lotus - Shiroman ( creamy white)
some Water Hyacinths, Water Lettuce and some Purple Cabomba.

And now I keep my fingers crossed that they all like their new home, start spreading out and bloom.






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Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
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ctcarol
Jun 8, 2010 6:04 PM CST
Amazing! You gotta keep us posted on the progress! Thumbs up
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Charter ATP Member Spiders! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pennsylvania Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Ponds Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: New Jersey
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Ursula
Jun 8, 2010 6:59 PM CST
Oh yes! Smiling
Name: Kathy
Western MA

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Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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boojum
Jun 8, 2010 10:24 PM CST
Congrats, Ursula!! What fun!
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Charter ATP Member Spiders! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pennsylvania Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Ponds Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: New Jersey
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Ursula
Jun 9, 2010 5:52 PM CST
Look what greeted me this morning! A little smudged during transport, but how pretty is that!
Nymphaea Antares -

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Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
Jun 9, 2010 6:31 PM CST
WOW ! Drooling
lindsey
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
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boojum
Jun 9, 2010 7:00 PM CST
OMG, that's great!
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Charter ATP Member Spiders! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pennsylvania Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Ponds Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: New Jersey
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Ursula
Jun 9, 2010 7:13 PM CST
Smiling
That's what I had envisioned down the road when I was presented with that somewhat rough looking half shell.
The yellow one also opened a bud today. Hopefully it won't be raining tomorrow so I can take a picture.
Going fish shopping in a few days...I am thinking Paradise Fish, they won't need a pump/special aeration. And I can take them easily inside in the Fall.
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Charter ATP Member Spiders! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pennsylvania Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Ponds Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: New Jersey
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Ursula
Jun 10, 2010 6:55 PM CST
Here is Nymphaea Carla's Sonshine -

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Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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boojum
Jun 10, 2010 8:03 PM CST
So beautiful!!!!
Name: Jim Hawk
Odessa, Florida (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Hibiscus Birds Bromeliad Greenhouse Master Gardener: Florida
Garden Photography Region: United States of America Roses Tropicals Region: Florida Orchids
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hawkarica
Jun 11, 2010 3:45 PM CST
Nice work, Ursula. Very creative and those flowers are quite the reward.

Jim
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
Region: Florida Daylilies Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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rocklady
Jun 11, 2010 5:42 PM CST
Neat pond Ursula! The flowers are splendid.
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day
Name: Susan
Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Lilies Irises Cat Lover Dog Lover
Heucheras Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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stilldew
Jun 13, 2010 8:05 AM CST
Love the waterlilies and pond idea. Could you send those strong looking guys my way? My brother has an old satellite dish in his yard that I think would make a great gazebo roof. He just thinks it's too heavy to move to my yard and lift up.
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
Charter ATP Member Spiders! Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Pennsylvania Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents
Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Ponds Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: New Jersey
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Ursula
Jun 13, 2010 8:18 AM CST
Thanks!!
Susan, those strong looking guys are husband and son! Smiling
Actually, that thing couldn't be lifted, it weighed ca 700 to 800 kg, so they rolled it on logs/pipes ( the old egyptian way) and lifted it with car jacks.
I like your idea about the dish very much, it would look great!

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