I'm so sick of dealing with these stock tank ponds.
I love the way they look, but the upkeep is busting my arse.
Well, I should say that I like the way they look when they look good which is not often.
Example of live, happy, pretty fish in pond when looking goodish.
Now, opposite end of spectrum:
(Not to be confused with opposite end of rectum.)
I can't seem to keep the fish alive for long.
When there are fish in them, I have to let the water from the hose sit in a bucket for several days before I can put it in there so as not to kill the fish.
This is no problemo in the summer because I just put a bucket under the A/C drip and I get about 2 buckets every 24 hours.
When the A/C is not in use though, it's the bucket and hose method and I get really sick of doing it so that the ponds mostly look like this.
I'm too lazy to do this anymore, so I've just about decided to fill them up with plants.
Now, over the years, almost everyone has commented that I needed some height in these.
I never wanted that actually. I liked there not being anything sticking up.
But now I'm considering sticking up stuff.
Maybe a Blue Elf Aloe like this one:
Or maybe just a plain old aloe vera?
I've got a giant pot in the backyard that is about to burst from being so overcrowded.
That would be good because it would be free, other than the potting soil.
I like free.
Or maybe one of these things ...
What are these called?
This thing grows like crazy.
Crazy growing succulent thing crowding out the Buddha.
Or maybe a trip to East Austin Succulents to max out a credit card?
I would looooove to do that, but I'm going to be good.
Plus, if I blew a wad of cash then I would feel the need to prune and futz with them.
Blew a wad of credit, that is.
Oh, poo, I think maybe I'll just do the regular aloe vera.
Maybe some Purple Heart hanging down in the front?
I dunno, I have a lot of Purple Heart going on already in the tire planters.
But that would be free too, and ohhhhh so easy.
Sometimes I really do like the look of often repeated plants in the garden.
Sometimes it looks lame.
I worry that mine would look lame.
Again, though, it would be free and easy.
What say you on this pressing matter?