Part 7: The Fish Pond & The "Tadpool"

This is a favorite resting stop for Perelandra Open House visitors.

The pond was designed and positioned by nature, dug by Clarence (with a little help from a backhoe), lined by Dupont (it has a plastic liner), filled by the hose, and planted and "rock walled" by Machaelle.

The bio-filter waterfall and pump house were added in 1996. All of this so it can be inhabited by a bunch of frogs, snakes, salamanders, lizards, fish and freshwater clams. Birds and insects like it a lot, too.

The smaller pond to the right, the "tadpool," was added in the fall of 1998 specifically for the frogs. Their eggs and the young tadpoles are safe in this fish-free pond.




• Part 1: Introduction
• Part 2: The Center of the Garden
• Part 3: The Straw-Mulched Sections
• Part 4: The Rose Ring
• Part 5: The Tomato Patch
• Part 6: The Insect Sanctuary
• Part 7: The Fish Pond and the "Tadpool"
• Part 8: The Woods-Edge, Meadow & Wildflower Triangle
• Part 9: The Cabin
• Part 10: The Elemental Annex
• Part 11: How To Get Started
• Part 12: Outtakes