Category Archives: Pond Store Updates

Pond Tour 2013 Celebrating 15 years! (1998-2013)

Pond tour photo

This year’s tour will feature 9 local ponds and will feature everything from an earthen pond with fountain, a disappearing waterfall, and a swimming pool to pond conversion.  The tour will be held Sunday, June 23rd noon -5pm, rain or shine.  The $15 per person ticket will benefit our neighbor, Manna on Main Street.  The ponds are located in Audubon, Blue Bell, Collegeville, Harleysville, Hatfield, King of Prussia, Lansdale & Worcester.  Homeowners look forward to meeting you and sharing their pond or ponds, in some cases.
It is hard to believe that our first pond tour was back in 1998.  Our first tour was no charge and we had so many patrons opening up their wallets that day that we chose to make it an annual fundraiser for  local community charities.  Over the course of the years, we were able to raise over $19,300 for many local worthwhile causes including Variety Club Camp, Habitat for Humanity, Easter Seals, Victim Services, and MCAB and have showcased over 131 different ponds!

Thank you for supporting our tour over the last 15 years.  This will be our last annual tour.  We can’t believe it has been that many years!

 

Galapagos Tortoise Has Set Up His Home

g-turtle Galapagos Tortoise, who has yet to be named by the kids, has set up his home near our back pond.  While he is not quite native to the area, we think you will agree that he is a good fit for the pond:).  Weighing in at over 1,200 lbs, he will be a great photo opportunity during your visit!

Hyacinths are IN!

Water hyacinths are in!  It has been a wonderful spring and we are ready for your pond needs.  We have the water hyacinths, tropical and hardy marginal plants, water lilies, and lotus available.  The water lettuce should be arriving shortly.

Be sure to mark you calendars for this year’s pond tour:  Saturday, June 26th.

Anglers are catching large mouth bass, sunfish, and catfish.  There are still trout and hybrids available, but do have a back up dinner plan:).

We’re back!

We stocked the pond with 500 lbs of trout this past Thursday, March 11 and began regular business hours 7 day/week. The rain has kept all but the hardy anglers away, but warmer weather is coming:).

Have Plants?

Spring is here– so where are the plants?  The plants are coming!  We are expecting some plant arrivals next week, although it is probably safer if you allow us to babysit them until the fear of frost has subsided.  Water hyacinths and water lettuce will arrive the end of April to our greenhouse.  We again recommend that you wait until mid May to add them to the pond.  You are welcome to come visit us and your plants until then:o).

New Website with a Webstore!

Well, here it is.  Three years & one more baby later, our web store is finally a reality.  Just when both you & I thought we’d be ‘checking back later’ AGAIN!  As much as I am in denial that we will be back running around the pond soon, I am very excited to be back in “pond mode” and am looking forward to warmer weather.  We will be stocking 500 lbs. of trout on March 11th around 10am.  If you are available, come out with your younger anglers to watch the fish go into the pond.  Check back often as we will be blogging on pond construction, pond care, and fishing.