Still Building Ponds? But it's cold out!

Yes, in fact, we are still building ponds. If it isn't too cold for the #koi it isn't too cold for us. We have been working full time on ponds throughout November and we are looking like we may still be building the first two weeks of December. 

Then what? Then we spend our winter months designing the projects already committed for the Spring/Summer season of 2017. We don't really have "down time." Those of us not as involved in design are pouring over the books and stats of the previous season and seeing how we can improve our services moving forward. What we build and create is alive and always changing and so are our clients. We have to adapt to every whim of the market and the weather! 

We are also busy creating products for our homegoods line Muddypaw. Creating interior decor and exterior decor for manufacture. Great design is our calling card no matter what we are busy creating! (although it must be said that I am hoping there is time to finish installing our guest bathroom this winter...:) This "paw" will be continuing her pond education this winter and learning more about shoreline restoration. I am also attending the online Blue Ocean Summit to connect with other people interested in water issues and water entrepreneurship. I am the researcher on this team and I can't wait to hit the books again!  

Although our tree isn't up yet this photo really puts me in the #Christmas mood

Although our tree isn't up yet this photo really puts me in the #Christmas mood

House Plants Clean the Air

Here in Northern Michigan, the houses are sealed tight again. The winter winds are blowing and the goal is to keep that heat inside! But, stale and smelly air begins to settle in after just a few days and we have months of this weather. Many of us turn to air purifiers and HEPA filters on our furnaces. Even though the scent is gone however the toxins in our recycled air linger and cause respiratory distress among other ailments. 

House plants can absorb much of the airborn toxins in your home during the Northern Michigan winter. Some plants are better than others at absorption. The indoor ponds Waterpaw designs and installs (DIY Kits also available)   take advantage of some of these toxin sinks. Plants like bamboo varieties, succulents and spiked grasses.

Here are a few links to toxin absorbing house plants.

Click Here  for an article by Freshome

 

 Click Here for an article by the Eartheasy Blog 

 

Indoor ponds are a great way to bring plants into your home. We build complete ecosystems for your home. no need to give up container water gardening during the winter. 

Indoor ponds are a great way to bring plants into your home. We build complete ecosystems for your home. no need to give up container water gardening during the winter.