Our final project of 2014 was to replace our perennial garden between our parking lot and greenhouse. We now have a 3' x 50' pond in which to display our extensive selection of plants for the side of a pond or marginal plants. This pond also features 3 premium products from Atlantic Water Gardens PS 7000 Pro Skimmer: 9" Weir opening allows up to 7,000 gph of flow. A trap net and heavy duty brush panel for filtration. A sturdy lid and a tough LLDPE polyethylene shell for the ultimate in … [Read more...] about New Aquatic Plant Display Pond
Pond aeration is important in both the winter in summer seasons. During the summer it insures maximum gas exchange and guarantees maximum oxygen levels in the water. During the winter aeration is the most cost effective way to maintain a hole in the ice to permit toxic gases to escape. We offer several models of air pumps to aerate your water garden or koi pond: PondAir 2 and PondAir 4 Airmax® PondAir™ Aeration Kits deliver essential oxygen and circulation to ponds up to 2,000 gallons. … [Read more...] about Pond Aeration For Winter and Summer
The Suburban News or Westside News has recently published a comprehensive article on Larry's 2014 trip to Tieling China. The article also introduces readers to lotus and growing them in the Rochester area. http://www.westsidenewsny.com/features/2014-08-25/love-of-lotus-leads-to-presentation-in-china/ … [Read more...] about Bergen Water Gardens – Lotus, China & the News
Bergen Water Gardens is excited to showcase a new display pond designed and built by Tom Warmerdam of Acorn Ponds and Waterfall. Tom has provided us with a superb pond which is highlighted by a naturalistic waterfall. Filtration is accomplished by a skimmer and an Atlantic Water Gardens waterfall system, powered by a 2,400 gph asynchronous water pump. This pond also features a fish cave for added security for your aquatic friends. Tom installs ponds, disappearing waterfalls and smaller water … [Read more...] about New Display Pond at Bergen Water Gardens Sept. 2014
Still looking for some last additions to your pond? We have some great new koi to add to your pond this summer. Recent shipments have included yellow or Yamabuki koi which are extremely desired by Bergen's customers! Check out the pictures and videos below to get some idea of what is available! Our farm has provided even more exceptional metallic koi to finish off the 2014 season. Great Gin Rin or diamond scale koi as well. This group is 6 to 8 inch select standard fin … [Read more...] about Koi for your Pond August 2014
Save $50 on Savio's Compact Skimmer (8 1.2" Faceplate sold separately) This compact unit is able to filter ponds up to 700 gallons and skim ponds up to 2,500 gallons. Savio Skimmers help in 4 ways: Skimming Action - removing floating debris, such as leaves, from the water's surface. The debris is held in a rigid plastic basket which has a handle for easy disposal! Biological Filtration - the 2 filter pads serve a site for beneficial bacteria to live. These helpful bacteria break down … [Read more...] about Savio Compact Pond Skimmer – End of Season Special!
In July 2014 I had the pleasure of joining the National Lotus Exhibition in Tieling China. I also had the honor and privilege of presenting to this group about American lotus - the first American ever to do so in their 28 year history. Tieling was selected as this year's site due to the restoration and 'development' of a major wetlands within its boundaries. The local government did a superb effort with this project. The organizers of this meeting provided a flawless meeting, with excellent … [Read more...] about 2014 – 28th National Lotus Exhibition by China Flower Association: Tieling China
Bergen Water Gardens is offering up to 46% off Laguna's MaxFlo Waterfall and Filter Pumps this July or until they are gone! Laguna Max-Flo Waterfall & Filter Pumps are designed to pump water loaded with moderate amounts of solid particles and transport these suspended solids to suitable external filter systems. The filter may be a waterfall filter or a pressurized filter which then traps the debris which may pollute and cloud your pond water. The uniquely-shaped pump cage allows the … [Read more...] about SALE Laguna MaxFlo Waterfall and Filter Pumps
Celebrate the start of summer with some great new fish for you pond. Chose from 3 -4 inch select butterfly koi. 4 to 6 inch select standard fin koi, Shunbunkin and 4 to 5 inch Wakin plus much, much more! Our June hours are Thurs. to Sat. 9:00 till 6:00 and Sunday 10:00 till 5:00 http://youtu.be/98F_KhaiDWk http://youtu.be/Y7ua0R3N_Dk http://youtu.be/5qMK5KG3Bgo … [Read more...] about Great New Fish June 20th
It has been a long cold winter and spring. Finally water temperatures have soared above 60. We are at peak inventory with all sizes and colors of koi, Shubunkin and Sarasa Comets. Our tropical waterlilies have been growing well in our greenhouse and are ready to explode with color in your pond. Stop in today to see our great selection of fish and plants! Just Arrived: N. 'Scarlet Flame' - Red Multi Petal Tropical Waterlilies in … [Read more...] about Time to Add Fish and Plants!
The Spring of 2014 is proving to be a very cool to cold season. With daytime highs about 52 degrees F and night time lows in the upper 30's, water temperatures are remaining just about 50 degrees in most ponds. At these temperatures, both the plants and fish are barely waking up after the long cold winter of 2014! Many hardy waterlilies are just starting to grow Lotus are still dormant Tropical Waterlilies should not go into the ponds until the water temperatures are 70 F With some … [Read more...] about Slow Start to 2014 Season
It has been a long, cold and difficult winter in Western New York. The first of this year's tropical waterlilies are just starting to bloom: The flowers are small, the shape is not as robust and the color maybe a bit subdued for now. Water temperatures should be 70 degrees F or higher to put a tropical waterlily outside … [Read more...] about First Waterlily Blooms of 2014
Nymphaea thermarum is a very rare waterlily found only in one location of Africa. Thanks to to the determination of one superb plantsman from Kew, Carlos Magdalena. its secrets have been unlocked. The plant is now being used to create new dwarf hybrids that will someday be available to grow in your container gardens or very small pots. The complete story is here: http://vimeo.com/82385966 … [Read more...] about Great lesson in Waterlily Ecology
A successful lotus meeting was just completed at Chenshan Botanical Gardens in Shanghai China in late November 2013. Complete details may be found here: http://www.nelumbolotus.com/enews.asp?id=51&type=Latest … [Read more...] about 1st Symposium on Lotus Breeding and International Nelumbo Registration
September 2013 has proven to be a rather mild month with a good amount of sunshine. As a result not only are tropical waterlilies in bloom but hardy waterlilies and a few lotus. The mild trend as continued into October as well so I thought it would be helpful to share what is in bloom for customers looking for longer bloom cycles. … [Read more...] about End of September blooms – Looking Good!
Get Your Pond Water Ready for a Clean & Clear Spring! MICROBE-LIFT/Autumn / Winter Prep helps accelerate the decomposition of leaves, sediment and other organic matter during the fall and winter months. MICROBE-LIFT/Autumn / Winter Prep will also jump start your pond to a healthier environment in the spring. MICROBE-LIFT/Autumn / Winter Prep is a two-part system of liquid bacteria and dry, water soluble packets containing a blend of cellulase enzymes, cellulase-producing bacteria and a … [Read more...] about Microbe-Lift Autumn/Winter Prep