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Friday, June 27, 2008

Update: The satellite is now a pond!

Remember the old satellite dish that my sweetie and son decided to make into a pond? Well, he bought the liner to fit, got it into the ground, and it is holding water! In the picture above it is still filling up, but now it is filled. Rocks still need to be put around the edge and other things need to be done to make it more attractive. The water is not as clear as it was filling up, however, we have 12 little goldfish that are doing well in it. He bought cheap little fish to make sure that something will actually live in it, before we spend a lot of $$ on other fish. I am trying to find information about water lilies for the fish to have shade. We have a board going across the edge right now so that the fish have some protection from the extreme heat. They stay in the shade during the day. As soon as we have this all figured out and prettied up, I will post more pictures. Do any of you have information on water lilies? The ones I have found out about need soil to plant them in. This pond has only a liner, so I am not sure how a Lily would grow in it or how to get one started in it. Any ideas or resources you can lead me to would be such a help and I would be grateful. Thank you all for stopping by and for leaving your comments. Have a great weekend.

13 comments:

J & J Acres said...

That is such a creative idea! I can't wait to see it when you get it finished!

Tipper said...

Its looking great! I still think you could start a new fad with this.

Julie said...

That is just the neatest thing!
Y'all are so smart!

Blessings,
Julie

City Mouse said...

That's awesome! A pond is cool no matter what, especially when it's from a big weird recycled satellite dish. It looks terrific!

LindaSueBuhl said...

pond lilies are super easy to grow - you'll be growing them in a very porous (sometimes even a wire type_ pot filled with a growing medium that won't foul your pool. Get hardy lilies - the more elaborate tropical lilies have to be taken inside during the winter (although with your green house - HMmmmm). I bought my favorite at a WalMart garden center - didn't cost more than 5 or6 dollars and I've divided it at elast 4 times - it outgrows my little 38 gallon decorative pond too quickly. It'll make all the difference -without good cover the racoons and coyotes will eat your fish. Even those elegant cats of your might learn to like fishing.! Great Job to your DH!

LindaSueBuhl said...

I forgot that my profile picture IS my pond lily in bloom! DUH

Farm Chick Paula said...

Wow! Hubby did and outstanding job on that, Kathleen! He really did know what he was doing after all, didn't he? LOL
I think ponds with fish in them are so relaxing to watch! I can't wait to see it with the water lilies in it, too!

Daisy said...

What a great idea! I can't wait to see how neat it looks with lilies in there too. :)

Anne Fannie said...

Hey, I remember seeing the satellite dish post and you were saying you wanted to make it into a pond.
Bless your heart, you did it! (and it looks great too!)

Sand Flat Farm said...

Good morning Kathleen! Your pond looks great! I've always wanted one. I know absolutely nothing about them or water lilies - just wanted to stop by and say thanks for your sweet comments. Also, kudos to your husband for having such a great idea with the satellite dish! Trash to treasure - Vickie

Lea of Farmhouse*Blessings said...

Oh Kathleen, it is even nicer than I imagined! I have already told my husband about yours so that he is prepared when I find a discarded disk and ask him to haul it home for me! LOL

I'm so anxious to see its progress as you continue to add rocks and plants and creatures!

Smiles,
Lea

Tammy said...

What a wonderful idea! I love it when people make beauty out of junk. That is true recyling. It's going to be lovely when you finish 'pretty-ing it up"!

The Gingerbread House said...

I loved the recycling idea and I'd like to do something similar. Watching PBS Almanac Gardener they give a lot of idea's of potted Lillie's that would survive in shallow pools.maybe you could check them out.....Ginny B.