Since I wanted to do something fun for my 100th post and completely lost track of it, I thought I would do a giveaway for my 106th post instead. A random number, but that's okay. I tried to think of something to give away that related to what I enjoy about gardening, so I thought of my pond.
One reason I wanted to have a pond was to be able to grow different types of plants and to have a few fish to watch swim around. The original plan was a small preformed pond. Once I started looking into ponding and read up on them I knew I needed to go a little bigger.
We ended up with our garden pond which is about 500 gallons. It has been so fun to watch the different birds and insects that have been attracted to it. The enjoyment it's added to our yard has been endless.
I also usually have a small "whiskey barrel" with a liner that I grow water plants in. Not everyone has the space, time or energy for a pond I realize, so it's fun to see different ideas that can be used as water features. I recently found this great book called "Simple Steps to Success - Water Gardening". It has great ideas and pictures for creating the smallest water feature up to a larger pond.
I want to give away a copy to someone and hope that you might find the space for even a small water garden in your yard, deck, balcony, etc. and if you already have a water feature this book has great ideas on plants and plant lists. So whether you have a water feature or not, just leave me a comment below and I'll enter you into the drawing for one week from today.