Dearest Gluggy, Landscaping is often artificial requiring a lot of care. All of the plants and animals for landscaping and our pets once had a purpose in a distant past eco-system. And that purpose was often that the plant did have a flower, looked better than the average, tasted good, had a wonderful odor and … Read more Pondscaping

World Ponds

Dear Gluggers, The water management shown in this blog is applicable anywhere in the world. Drought and water crisis are occurring in many places e.g. South Africa, Australia and the southwest U.S. The techniques outlined in “The Pond Keepers Guide” will work in any waterway or pond. In places where the only potable water is … Read more World Ponds

Pond Willow

Glug dear, The most powerful water management plant is the willow.  You can terriform with it.  Within minutes you can change the course of a stream or river just by taking cuttings and sticking them in the shore rocks and soil.  Willow is a necessary component of ponds.  They respire cooling the pond, act as … Read more Pond Willow

Pond Log

Gluggers, In this blog and the next, I will discuss the two most powerful components of ponds that cost nothing: a dead log and willow.  Human froggies do not recognize the importance of a good rotting log in the pond.  Frog, it is my hardest sell.  I tell them “Get a log!” It doesn’t cost … Read more Pond Log