This pond is several years old as well as the hardy lily, umbrella palm, gold fish and the concrete leaf used as a spitter/fountain, an established pond that has developed its own ecosystem. The leaf has a hole drilled out with a cement bit (carefully) to put the tube through the leaf that is connected to the pond pump. I added the dragonfly from a broken chime. The pond sets on our back deck and receives afternoon sun. We do put a heater made for ponds in it during the winter.
Close-up of pink hardy lily.
Three bright orange goldfish call this little pond home. They are so tame, they will kiss your finger as you walk by, of course they like to be fed at that time. It is important to have pond plants for the fish to hide and get out of the direct sunlight. The size of your pond will determine how many fish and plants are appropriate.
Ponds with fish need water movement and the faint sound of water trickling down the side of the leaf is peaceful. The little pump also helps filter the water and help to establish the ecosystem of a pond. I clean the pond every year in the spring but take out any leaf debris all during the year.
The concrete leaf is made from a canna leaf that sits perfectly on the edge of the pond.
The Lady behind