The Waterfall Pond
When we arrived in our Houston-area home, we knew it was only a matter of
time before we got a pond. We had come to love the sounds, plants, and
wildlife associated with a pond, and wouldn't be without one for long. It took
a few months, but by the following spring we engaged a local pond-building
company to install one for us. About the same size as our small patio pond back
in Pennsylvania, but with a waterfall and bog filtration, and all-around more
professional installation than that simple pond I built many years ago.
The pond project came complete with a plant package that included two
waterlilies and a variety of marginals suitable for planting in the filtration
bog and along the stream; we promptly supplemented this assortment with some
additional purchases, so that the pond is already home to quite a few plants.
Which is a good thing, because it is also home to several fish, so the plants
serve the important function of cleaning up fish waste and keeping the water
Currently growing in our waterfall pond
April 28, 2017