Welcome to my newest addition to the website! Here at Eco Spirit Designs I am many things, Yes I am the stained glass gal but I have many other interests too. why limit yourself to just one thing. Did you know I've been hybridizing iris for several years? On this page I will be sharing my passion for all things plant related. I will be adding known varieties to the store for purchase. If you've had the opportunity to take a class or visit the studio everyone's first reaction is "oh my gosh your backyard" which usually entails a tour. I love seeing everyone's reaction. If there's anything my husband and I don't do.... we don't do "normal".
Derrick and I started the pond project July 2020. We "finished" it October 2020. I use finished loosely because in our eyes its not finished. We still have plans in the works but get easily sidetracked by other projects. Here's the progression photo gallery.
Commonly asked questions:
Did you guys do this yourself? Yes with a little help from family. How long did it take? 3-4 months. How deep is it? 5.5 feet in the center. How many gallons? 5000 gallons. Can you swim in it? Sure the fish don't mind. What do the fish do in the winter? Their metabolism slows way down and they go into a dormant state until spring when temperatures reach 50 consistently. Do you heat it? Nope as long as you have good water aeration, a portion of the top will not freeze over. Do you feed the fish in the winter? No, because they are in a dormant state they do not need to eat. We start feeding when temps reach 50 and above.