Instagram

If you’re on Instagram, you can find me as user  lorivertin  I know, it’s so creative. What I do like about Instagram is that you can find so many interesting photos people take related to koi.  This morning I posted the view from my bedroom window when I open my eyes: 

Filtration

Last night, we had another koi kichi family over for dinner. Matt Invented Kenzen koi food and has a great deal of knowledge about ponds, water quality and koi. Matt has suggested we build a vault for our equipment since our pond is naturally on top of a hill in the back yard. (think hobbit…

Back to landscaping

“I’ve lost my rock mojo,” said my husband the other day. We’ve had a lot of distractions from the salt mine….visiting kids, koi show, travel, etc. We are finally getting back on track this weekend. The koi all seem to be doing well. We gave a few koi to a friend so now we have…

Building a japanese garden in Zone 4 – difficult

So I have been looking at a lot of photos of famous japanese gardens and perusing through Pinterest photos. Living in zone 4 is a little challenging but I’ve been able to find some evergreens that will grow into the nice round shape, can take a fair amount of pruning (or are dwarfs) and are…

The Pond Digger

More photos of pond building progress in the tab about our 2014 pond. It was pretty much a weekend of digging in the mud for Tony. He’s working on the hole where the bio filter crates will be placed. When completed, it will look like a smaller pool that feeds into our rock waterfall. The…

“Don’t let me build another pond next year…”

So my husband says this afternoon….The new pond work is going well.You can follow our progress under the 2014 koi pond tab.We have been renting some machinery which has really made the work easier. The pond has taken the shape of a peanut, with the far end to hold a four feet deep well. We…

thinking about the 2014 pond

It will be a few months until we can start digging the next pond.  We’re thinking about placing the pond where our fire pit is located, another waterfall, some sort of pergola structure nearby, moving the fire pit to the right and building a stream that looks like it feeds into the waterfall already created….