A few weeks ago, I finished installing my stock tank pond. After an unfortunate incident with the goldfish from the original pond, things are finally looking up. The water lilies are growing and the new goldfish are swimming happily in their home. Here are a few photos from start to finish, over the course of the last month. Pam Penick at Digging was the inspiration for this project. While I have had ponds in my garden for years, I never would have thought to use this stock tank for one. I think it looks splendid in my new garden.
Relocating the pond was messy.
Even though it is late in summer to be repotting the water lilies, I think there is enough time for them to settle in before winter.
I purchased six new goldfish from Petsmart for under $3.00. The only survivor from the pond location is doing fine too.
The new fish are enjoy their pond. I love the orange and white ones. They are so pretty to watch.
They do enjoy poking around inside the water lily pots.
The lone survivor can be seen in the lower right of the photo below. She is a pinkish beige color and has managed to survivor several near death experiences in the past five years.