Carla Black & Angel Rodriguez
We live in western Panama, near the highest mountain in the country. Our climate, at 4500', makes gardening a real pleasure. Our temperatures remain rather steady all year, with some variation due to more sunshine in the dry season, and less solarization in the rainy season.
We have talked about making some sort of water feature for some time. Our first pond is very near the house, rectangular and formal, made of concrete. For step by step pictures of its construction see this page on our web site - www.volcanbaru.com/pond
So far, the plants in the water garden are mainly weeds and a hardware store water lily. Pretty and interesting they may be, but we'll soon be looking for fancier lilies and lotus. It is good to get a little experience first with replaceable plants!