Only one lonely gambusia had been swimming around in our stock pond tank. And the dwarf water lily desperately needed dividing. So yesterday, James and I made a long trip to Water Garden Gems near Marion. You've got to call ahead for directions (it's tricky to find), and Julie there was so nice on the phone every time I called. After we got there, she took my 'Indiana' lily to a back shed and got to work. Poor lily–it was more crowded than I thought. While she cut it down to one plant and repotted it, James and I meandered around the grounds. Beautiful!
|I liked this ground fountain.|
|James made LOTS of friends in the koi room.|
|He was fascinated with all the fish.|
|A front tank had gambusia, bullfrog tadpoles and trapdoor snails. I bought two of the latter.|
|I really liked this container water garden.|
|A pretty in-ground pond. If we had a LOT of money, we'd hire someone to put one in AND maintain it. :-)|
We were back home three hours later with more than 10 gambusias, a repotted lily, a bunch of anarchis and a pot of new parrotfeather.
|Last to go in....fish friends for my lonely gambusia plus two snails–Bob and Nancy. I'm so excited to get the pond back up and running again and looking great.|