Koi Wake for Spring Cherry

Time to wake up sleepyheads. We  call to order the first meeting of the year. Here is the rally call, Koi.

The bright and warm days of Spring are here and it is time to start feeding and keeping your pond clear and fresh. There is work to be done and now is the time to get started. Listen up troops, if we work together as a team, the pond will be fresh in no time flat. Everyone will get their working orders.


Time for a group meeting to assign chores. Whitey, you start on the algae. Patches, the muck at the pond floor.


Pumpkin, you skim the surface.  Spot, get the beneficial bacteria active and processing. OK the rest of you guys, let’s get busy. 


But first, nothing like a morning rest under the weeping cherry. The day is long and the work will wait.


Opps…Let’s circle the petals into a pile. One job complete.


That was easy.

Look at how clean we got the pond. Still much to grow, but the pond is pretty in Spring. The koi did a fine job.


20 thoughts on “Koi Wake for Spring Cherry

    • Great if you get one like this one. It is very self-sustaining. A great ecosystem. That is why I am joking about the fish getting the micro-organisms in gear to get the water clearer. The pond is skimmed too when the leaves drop in fall.

  1. Great shots and very amusing story! Loved your post!
    Thanks for sharing. And thanks for visiting my place and taking the time to comment:o)

    Have a nice and happy week*

  2. I’d never thought of Koi as helpful, or indeed as team players. And I love your description of the plump ones as “porkers”! I will in future see them in a different light…

  3. That is one beautiful Koi pond. The whole landscape surrounding the pond is breathtaking. You found your Zen . I used to raise Koi’s when I was younger. I would release to a natural spring fed pond and they would grow like the size of my forearm. It was a lot of fun.

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