Aqua Scapes of CT
Central Connecticut's Leading Pond Store. We install, service, maintain and fix ponds, waterfalls, and water features. We sell pond products, koi fish and aquatic plants.
2018 Hartford Flower Show Results
Best In Show, Most Outstanding Specimen, Best Use of Moving Water, Best Use of Aquatic Plants, Best Use of Texture, Best Use of Color, Best Use of Cultural Perfection, and Excellence in Design (awarded by The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, Inc. and The Landscape Design Council)
2017 Farm Photos 2
Our front pond, koi fish in our pond, goat pen, baby robins, Sandy Hook Memorial Fountain and Garden, small pond and waterfall
2017 Farm Photos
Sandy Hook Memorial Fountain and Garden, chicken and duck coop, summer vegetable garden, colorful flower garden, basalt column fountain, spring vegetable garden
Pond in Somers, CT
35 degrees and windy, the elements do not faze her.
Glastonbury Koi Pond
Check out this cool Gerald Darby Iris
Waterfall Rebuild in Chester
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Aqua Scapes of CT, LLC is the leading distributor of professional pond products, koi fish and aquatic plants in Connecticut. We have a six acre aquatic nursery in Portland, CT where we stock the full line of Aquascape pond and waterfalls kits, fountains, maintenance supplies, replacement parts, pumps, and water treatments.
Our company foundation was built on a simple premise... keep it simple, and work with nature, not against her. The relationship between building a pond, and respecting how nature intended it to work, is fundamental...
Robert Townsend began his career began over 30 years ago with his own landscaping business. Always on the lookout for new challenges and opportunities, in 1991 Rob built his first pond. So satisfying was the planning and execution of this project, his mind was made up to enter a new phase of landscaping design. He began his search for information on Pond Ecosystems.
In 1996 Rob attended what would be the first of many seminars presented by Aquascape Inc. The show so impressed Rob, it took little time for him to make Water Gardens...
This day one year ago it snowed!
Lotus vs Water Lilies - They Are Not The Same!
Lotus grow up and out of the water. Water lilies grow on the water's surface. Lotus are tubers. Lilies are rhizomes. Plant your lotus plants in a mucky substrate a few inches below the waterline. Lotus prefer a dirt/sand substrate and should be fertilized to promote larger foliage and more blooms.
Water lilies grow well in 18" of water and love sunlight. The more muck & sludge in the pond, the bigger they will grow.
In New England, tropical plants such as canna, papyrus, and banana plants won't survive a cold winter. To help them along, it is smart to bring them inside to your house, garage or basement. As long as their roots don't freeze, they will survive.
I cut off my lotus pod about a week after they lose their flowers. When the seeds start drying up in the pods, its been too long.
After I remove the seed, I set them aside for a few weeks, then I sandpaper or cut into one side, not too deep, but enough to puncture the outter skin. I put the seed in about an inch of water, in a shady spot.
They start sprouting in 4-7 days usually. The seeds should look similar to the one in this picture, dark, plump, and should feel firm.
Sandy Hook Memorial Fountain
'When Sandy Hook happened the next day I awoke with one thought and a vision. The thought was that I wanted to create something that would celebrate and honor those who lost their lives. The vision was the fountain with each component of it chosen specifically for the healing properties and symbolism associated with it':
Quartz base - transforms and energizes, empowers and attunes chakras, amplifies prayers and reminds us we are spiritual beings;
Iris flowers (representing the 6 adults) - iris means eye of heaven,...
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