Catfish Ponds and Lily Pads

Catfish Ponds and Lily Pads

by Louise Riotte


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One of America's most beloved garden writers reflects on life with a pond. Whether it's fishing by moonlight, planting iris and weeping willows, catching crawfish, or supervising an unruly crowd of ducks, Louise Riotte knows how to get the most fun out of a family pond. She shares her experiences in this entertaining book, presented with her trademark mix of facts, anedotes, lore, and lively humor. Catfish Ponds & Lily Pads includes:

— How the Riotte family built a pond

— Tips on fish farming with catfish, bass, or trout

— Creating a backyard pool for frogs and water lilies

— Waterside plants - beneficial and harmful

— Recipes, stories, and fascinating asides


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780882669496
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 02/05/2009
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

Beloved author and life-long gardener Louise Riotte passed away in 1998 at the age of 89. During her life, she wrote twelve books on gardening, companion planting, and garden lore, among them the ever-popular Carrots Love Tomatoes. Her father taught her how to practice astrology, while her mother was an herbalist. Together they greatly influenced her life and her books, including Roses Love Garlic, Astrological Gardening, Sleeping with a Sunflower, Catfish Ponds & Lily Pads, and Raising Animals by the Moon. Riotte was an artist as well as a writer, and her own drawings appear in all of her books. She took great pride in her garden near her home in Ardmore, Oklahoma.

Table of Contents


Part 1: Creating a Pond

1. Building Our Dream Pool

2. Getting Started

3. The Joy of a Backyard Lily Pool

4. Pond Plants

Part 2: Fishing and Fish Farming

5. Fishing Down the Moonbeam

6. Stocking the Pond

7. Catfish

8. Raising Fish Commercially

Part 3: Other Pond Dwellers

9. Ducks — and Geese — in a Row

10. Frogging for Family Fun

11. The Succulent Crawfish

12. The Long and Short of Turtles




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