The Leather Oaks Garden -- 2002 Makeover
So you think I'M overgrown??
This Page Created on January 24th, 2008
|After the 2001 Tour, I began thinking seriously of freshening the Pond. After all, it had made it seven years without much more than trimming. As the photo at the left will indicate, a vegetation trim is not so necessary as a horticultural remake!|
|This photo from the Pond's "back side" just makes it clearer that a little bit of art is missing. The pond surface is almost 100 percent anacharis, though . . . .|
|Pat and his wife Melann responded to my calls for help. Here Pat tries to figure what to remove first!|
|Well, it appears that Pat selected "all of the above" as his decision. I think he had some help in that determination.|
|Pat says he doesn't do silt, and we both kind of liked my fish, so I guess that's about as far as we can go in the removal mode.|
|No, I think my Golden Orfe needs to continue his life, Pat! I do agree that the stone in the middle of the pond should make a better place for the Piping Boy statue, though.|
| This is the most activity that Pipe has seen in several years.
You think those little plants are going to be enough for this big pond?
| The Piping Boy flutes over the now replanted pond.
It's going to be a good while before he can hide again, it would appear!
|Pat appears to be gazing towards the off camera biological filter. It's usually thoroughly hidden by other plantings, but adds its own music most of the time.|
|Pat and his team did a great job of leaving the area better than they found it! There's undoubtedly fewer undesirable plants than the area has seen in years!|
|Is it just my imagination, or is the water already beginning to clear?|
|The job is complete! And my big Golden Orfe is not hiding -- is this a good sign?|
|Thanks, Pat and Melann! This is surely a big improvement.|