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Martha Wells

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Pond Progress

I've been trying to move my pond from the back corner of the yard up closer to the back porch, and enlarge it since it's too small for the water lily. I actually made some progress yesterday.

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This is the new pond excavation. The concrete blocks are actually going to stabilize the walls once it's deep enough. The ground has been really hard, so I decided to wait until after the rain last night to try to continue. Right now it's full of rain water, so once that soaks in I should be able to finish digging.

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This is the water lily that will be moving. All that rock is going to be moving too, so, that will be interesting. (I'm the one who moved it all there in the first place, but that was several years ago.)

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This is our food plant garden, not doing so well this year. Theoretically, it has tomatoes, squash, spinach, an eggplant, strawberries, and some mint.

(You may be able to see the pictures better on tumblr.)

Yay pond! Yeah, those water lilies need a lot of space if they're happy. I'm babysitting several chunks of one that had pretty much taken over an ornamental pond that had to be taken out for a drainage project. One teeny little plant from seven years ago is now 8 or 9 good-sized chunks of water lily, sending out adorable little leaflets in my wading pool and three plastic tubs.

Good luck with the rock moving and digging. I always feel like an ant on those sorts of projects, just nibbling and moving a teeny bit at a time, but eventually somehow it all gets done.

This water lily hasn't bloomed in a while, but it seems to be getting bigger and bigger.

Yeah, that's how I basically do it too, a little at a time. It's amazing how much you can get done that way.