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Above-Ground Ponds Are Easy: No Digging Required

By Newyorkrita
April 14, 2014

You can easily have a small decorative pond by using a preformed ready-made patio pond.

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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Apr 13, 2014 7:34 PM CST
Do you have any fish in there??
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Newyorkrita
Apr 13, 2014 7:53 PM CST
No, not now. I do put small feeder fish in for the summer. The racoons eat any larger fish. Sad
Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Apr 13, 2014 8:05 PM CST
Do you have to drain it in the winter?
Susan

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Newyorkrita
Apr 13, 2014 9:09 PM CST
Nope, but it does freeze. In the spring I just totally tip it over and wash it out. then refill.
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beckygardener
Apr 13, 2014 9:27 PM CST
The last time I looked, Home Depot had these very pre-fab ponds that I believe are what 35 gallons, Rita? They were selling them for about $30 each! Can't beat the price! I've had my 2 (which are exactly the same size as Rita's) for almost 10 years now and they still are holding up nicely!
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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Apr 13, 2014 10:04 PM CST
Yes, they are 35 gallons. I have had mine for years now and just can't remember what I paid for it.
Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Apr 14, 2014 3:21 AM CST
A friend gave me two beautiful bowls a while back that I have been using as ponds. One has a type pf grass in it and the other has a waterlily. I can't put fish in them because they are in my lanai and the fish would become cat-entertainment... Blinking
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Apr 14, 2014 6:43 AM CST
Thanks for the information!! I have been wanting one for a long time and too much work for me. My DH had a friend when he was younger who had an old fashioned bath tub outside with gold fish in it. During the winter they would be swimming around under the ice. LOL. This is wonderful, now I can have a real pond and afford it too.

@dutchlady1 Hetty....LOL!
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Newyorkrita
Apr 14, 2014 9:14 AM CST
The added plus is that you can move your pond anytime you want to.
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Dutchlady1
Apr 14, 2014 2:19 PM CST
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Here is my mini pond.

Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Apr 14, 2014 4:19 PM CST
Looks great Hetty! Thumbs up
Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Apr 14, 2014 5:59 PM CST
I agree Very nice Hetty!
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GardenQuilts
Apr 15, 2014 8:29 AM CST
How deep is you pond with the water lily? Do you bring your fish inside for the winter with a small pond? I haven't seen the ponds in Home Depot, but I am going to have to look!
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Apr 15, 2014 8:47 AM CST
I agree Thumbs up
Susan

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Gleni
Apr 16, 2014 6:32 AM CST
I have been looking at them here - All over $100, which I think is a bit steep.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
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virginiarose
Apr 16, 2014 8:06 AM CST
I think everything is higher in the spring. Beautiful cat! Lovey dubby
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Rita
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Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Apr 16, 2014 10:51 AM CST
Yes. wait till fall and all the ponds get marked down. Best time to buy.
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Gleni
Apr 16, 2014 5:36 PM CST
That is an interesting strategy - I will give it a few weeks and look again.

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