Garden Girl TV: Building a Water Garden

18 May

Patti, the Garden Girl, builds a water garden in one of her raised beds.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Slideshow of building my water garden.Started out with a pond kit from “Sunterra” -first slide is what it was supposed to look like-but with a few changes, lots of rock and a couple more pumps,this is what we ended up with.
Video Rating: 4 / 5


49 Responses to “Garden Girl TV: Building a Water Garden”

  1. Arteolike May 18, 2010 at 7:35 pm #

    @rabrough2 This would cost LESS thank $200

    -$80 Liner
    -$45 Pump
    -$20 – $50 Rock

  2. Pokemongo1 May 18, 2010 at 7:39 pm #

    Wow, that seriously looks awesome!!!

    The pond is shaped like a kidney 🙂

  3. MACwishin2 May 18, 2010 at 8:25 pm #

    Looks great Patti

  4. migsly May 18, 2010 at 9:00 pm #

    The only thing wrong with it is they didn’t show a good shot of the finished project.

  5. pedro2436 May 18, 2010 at 9:18 pm #

    this is so getting me into work right now very inspiring and easy to do thank you very much… rate you 20 stars

  6. rickhorror May 18, 2010 at 10:00 pm #

    use a liner its like 70$

  7. samridawaser May 18, 2010 at 10:18 pm #

    thank you, that was nice & tutorial

  8. capecodcuda May 18, 2010 at 10:33 pm #

    lol…i search water garden & up pops patti the garden girl…which i already subscribe too…anyways, i built a water garden at my last house & was thinking it would be cool to build one here in sunny florida….i used a rubber mil liner last time…because, it was like a small pond….i laugh when i seen you hope in your liner …because it looked like a 2 person heart shaped jacuzzi…lol…i know i’m crazy…but, definely something that makes you say…hmmm….lol…..thanks for the tips!

  9. ny007ny May 18, 2010 at 11:06 pm #

    Thanxxx for the video. My mother has been wanting a coi pond in the yard for years and now I will take your advice and surprise her with one.

  10. rabrough2 May 18, 2010 at 11:45 pm #

    Shouldn’t you have rinsed the gravel you put in the bucket first? This must have cost a fortune! It came out very nice though. Do you have any ideas for a more economic budget, around $250 to $300?

  11. daytimejon May 19, 2010 at 12:43 am #

    are you single??? GOOD VID

  12. jokerbookshop May 19, 2010 at 1:19 am #

    this garden chick is hot.

  13. corgilover1926 May 19, 2010 at 1:52 am #

    What did you smoke before this video, what are you growing next to the garden?

  14. madisontress May 19, 2010 at 2:07 am #

    Great tutorial. I have a dumb question….do u need electricity for the pump? Thank u

  15. ermah May 19, 2010 at 2:44 am #

    Hey, that’s a great project. Thanks for sharing!

  16. EbolaV1rus May 19, 2010 at 3:32 am #

    You are a wonderful teacher for us all. I am going to try this on the shaded side of my house this spring! My husband works at a hardware store so I am going to take advantage of his employee discount! Thanks so much for sharing this with us!

  17. lyrmar May 19, 2010 at 4:11 am #

    This is nice…please post more water gardens, Patti. I’m looking forward to making more of them on the balcony. Any suggestions of water plants I can place in a shaded balcony? Goldfishes are great to control the mosquitoes and they’re so lovable pets =)

  18. geoffcarter1212 May 19, 2010 at 4:16 am #

    call that a pond? lol

  19. artofinspiredliving May 19, 2010 at 5:00 am #

    Thank you for this easy demonstration! I have been wanting a fountain in my yard for some time. I will get right on this project in the spring. How do you maintain your fountain in the winter?

  20. antmeister2008 May 19, 2010 at 5:42 am #

    great pond, why do ppl have to come on here finding fault with everyones pond, with dumb ass comments like Congrat – you just built a huge mosquito breeding ground a few yards from your house. FAIL.

  21. GardenGirltv May 19, 2010 at 6:27 am #

    No mosquitos, the water is kept moving. BT can be added, I just throw a couple of 25 cent gold fish in.

  22. kingston554 May 19, 2010 at 6:35 am #

    Congrat – you just built a huge mosquito breeding ground a few yards from your house. FAIL.

  23. HTCSWEOD May 19, 2010 at 6:59 am #

    Hi Patti, what a great garden project! I love the selection of plants you chose… say, why weren’t the chickens used to prepare the soil? (“>.. sorry, had to toss that in. Those hose screw clamps are available in regular carbon steel and also stainless… stainless is what I hope you chose, the carbon steel versions can rust out and fail in record time :{ You’re awesome as always and have such great projects to share! I like the shade, will reduce algae and keep the water cool…

  24. dionysusstar May 19, 2010 at 7:50 am #

    She makes everything look so easy! Looks awesome…thanks for posting!

  25. safetydave May 19, 2010 at 8:46 am #

    @nastka725 Dziękuję Państwu jak uradowali

  26. nastka725 May 19, 2010 at 9:16 am #

    Bardzo mi się podoba – gratuluję

  27. dolittle1992 May 19, 2010 at 9:18 am #

    I like the way you did it better, the one in the first slide isn’t as nice as what you built, two thumbs up.

  28. Shannonfic May 19, 2010 at 9:20 am #

    I would like to knkow how deep and the size of the liners?

  29. safetydave May 19, 2010 at 10:05 am #

    @geoffdundee Thank you !

  30. safetydave May 19, 2010 at 10:22 am #

    @madmiask Thank you, hopefully soon with the warmer weather i’ll get it cleaned out and running again right now I think every toad in the area is using it as a breeding pool, toads everywhere !

  31. geoffdundee May 19, 2010 at 10:25 am #

    really nice 🙂

  32. madmiask May 19, 2010 at 10:45 am #

    Very nice video and very nice pond.


  33. safetydave May 19, 2010 at 10:52 am #

    Thank you , this last summer I added more tall grasses and perimeter plants looks a whole lot better, right now my koi are hanging out in my indoor pond i built last year ( yet to get video of it) but winter is hopefully on the way out and I am ready to get back out and fire up the outdoor pond. Thanks again

  34. redwolf754 May 19, 2010 at 11:04 am #

    Absolutely beautiful pond .great job great video

  35. moniquinha1997 May 19, 2010 at 11:16 am #

    Muito bom, maravilhoso, parabens e obrigado

  36. gumper5242 May 19, 2010 at 11:37 am #

    Great video and Great Pond !

  37. jonlucas84 May 19, 2010 at 12:01 pm #

    Very good job.

  38. gigman7 May 19, 2010 at 12:37 pm #

    Do you have a video of this pond?

  39. ravenyikimy9911 May 19, 2010 at 12:51 pm #

    It’s a TON of rock… My only suggestion is to substitute so many small rocks for big ones that make a statement and then fill in between with more plants of varying heights and ground cover and moss.

  40. vnbong609 May 19, 2010 at 1:40 pm #

    What’s the music from?

  41. winghun May 19, 2010 at 2:39 pm #

    By the way… the music is from civilation3, right? 😀

    it reminds me of that impressive game. i loved it.

  42. winghun May 19, 2010 at 3:26 pm #

    Wow, its amazing! Congrats.

  43. safetydave May 19, 2010 at 4:08 pm #

    Thank you, this was the second one I built, the first was the Butterfly Gardens at my old house, if you havent seen it yet, check out the water garden update, is video I shot this summer with a bigger pump on the waterfall and more plants ect, sadly the pump didnt make it thru the summer and i’ll be looking for a replacement soon, also i’ll be posting some video soon of the indoor pond I just built.

  44. wwwSUNTERRAusacom May 19, 2010 at 4:32 pm #

    Nice Pond! Glad to see it is SUNTERRA! Looks like you enjoyed the experience. Let us know if you need anything further!

  45. ShamuKid May 19, 2010 at 4:36 pm #

    Oh! Thanks!

  46. safetydave May 19, 2010 at 4:57 pm #

    I use a Organic Pond Colorant from “UltraClear” this one in perticular is in liquid form, 5 teaspoons in my water and I achieve that blue color. The blueing also helps keep down the algae. There are other bluing products in tablet and liquid form that you can purchase from retailers such as Ace Hardware or Walmart. The bluing is safe for plants and fish also. One word of caution, if you get it on your skin or clothing it does not wash off easily.

  47. ShamuKid May 19, 2010 at 4:58 pm #

    Nice! How is that water so blue! I want one!

  48. drewdiggitydawg May 19, 2010 at 5:42 pm #

    Nice job. I am looking into making one myself.

  49. safetydave May 19, 2010 at 6:19 pm #

    Thats a hard one to answer, I’ve heard of people putting small turtles in their ponds, and others will say no way. One thing ive been told is turtles like to dig and may puncture the liner, but seeing Ive never really messed with turtles I cant really say.

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