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Our 2021 Photo Contest
The Greater Toronto Water Garden & Horticultural Society holds an annual photography contest. This year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we held it virtually. Here are all the submissions to the contest. Congratulations to the winners and honorable mention to all the other submissions.
A Simple Water Feature
I was inspired by a couple of young gardeners to show how to make a very simple and inexpensive water feature. This is a project that even the kids can do.
I sourced a $37.00 pump from Home Depot and a few water plants from Humber Nurseries.
My pond has frozen over before I could install the pond de-icer so now I need to make a big hole in the ice.
I sourced this K&H Manufacturing ThermoPond 100 De-Icer online from PondsPlantAndMore.com
Electrical Safety in The Garden
It is very important to use GFCI outlets in the garden to protect people and animals from accidental electrocution
I always make sure I use the heaviest guage wire as posible and also make sure it is labeled as "Water Resistant".
Whenever you bury electrical wiring in the garden, it is important to protect it from being cut or damaged by spades, shovels, edgers, and other garden tools.
Cleaning Pond Pumps
This is a small low voltage "statuary" or "fountain" pump often found in water feature kits.
This one came included with a small fiberglass waterfall feature that we purchased from Home Depot.
This is another small "statuary" or "fountain" pump often found in water feature kits.
This is another small "statuary" or "fountain" pump.
This is a larger pump made by Askol in Italy. They also manufacture pumps for Laguna
This is the largest pump I have in the garden.
Our Annual Water Garden Tours
This year we visited several gardens in southern Mississauga towards Oakville.
This year we visited several gardens in Uxbridge north east of Toronto
This year we visited several gardens in Brampton. North West of Toronto.
This year we visited several gardens in Richmond Hill and Thornhill along the north edge of Toronto
This year we visited several gardens in Scarborough in the east end of Toronto