Ponds Magazine Spring 2008
6 Award-winning Waterlilies
IWGS's annual new waterlily competition brings out the best in new tropical and hardy varieties.
by Paula Biles
14 The Fine Art of Foliage
Frame your pond with a flourish of texture and color.
by Tamara Kilbane
24 A Touch of Magic
A couple transforms their swimming pool into a stunning pond.
by Carol Crupper
32 Spring Pond Keeping
Learn the best ways to prepare your pond for warmer weather.
by Orest Protch
34 Handicapped-accessible Ponds
Follow these easy guidelines to ensure that all visitors can enjoy your pond.
by Jane Binns
Make & Maintain
40 DIY Hardscape Repairs
Do not despair over cracks in your concrete - use these methods to repair them.
by Mike Garcia and Jim Walsh
46 Nature Refuge in a Day
Make your yard a backyard habitat with a few simple additions.
by Elisa Jordan
52 Q&A: Plants
The pros of pond plants.
by Orest Protch
54 Planting Seeds
Container gardens offer children a taste of the water gardening hobby.
by Scott and Ann Springer
60 Spring SoirŽes
Pond experts, design aficionados and party planners offer tips for preparing a perfect pond-side party.
by Somyr McLean Perry
66 Brooklyn's Japanese Gem
Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden in Brooklyn, N.Y., attracts visitors from around the world.
by Rose Gordon
Culture & Community
74 Do You Need a Pond-sitter?
Your pond and fish might need attention while you are away from home.
by Gerry Bucsis and Barbara Somerville
80 Stores with More
Specialty garden shops offer pond keepers focused, expert attention.
by Jean M. Fogle
86 Yesterday to Today
Learn how far the water garden industry has come in just 20 years.
by Glenn Rieker
88 Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Take these simple precautions to discourage animals that prey on your pond.
by Eve Adamson
94 Pond Products
99 Extended Event Calendar
103 Photo Contest Announcement
104 One Last Look
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