I have this itty bitty pond. 4' by 4'... I don't have fish. I only want some water plants... water lillies, some horsetail, miniature cattails and a few hyacinths.
I stopped by the pond store to pick up some fertilizer tabs for my lillies to get some nice blooms on them this summer.
And then I was distracted by the fountains....
Big tall vase like things where the water spills over the side onto what looks like solid ground... only they are on a grate covered with river rock and there is a vat o' water underneath with a pump recirculating the water back into the tall vase.
Well lets just say I'm a bit spatially "slow".
I made this poor girl who worked at the pond store show me the grate, explain to me the pump and the tubing and the recirculatin'....
She had to draw me pictures.
Then I got overly excited about getting a small spitter for my pond... a small figurine of a frog or a turtle that spits water out it's mouth recirculating via pump and tubing....
Poor pond working gal had to explain it to me over again... and draw additional pictures...
I decided it was a project for another day and I should just take my lilly fertilizer along with my hyacinths and get the heck outta there before I dropped any more $.
I told Furry Husband all about it when I got home.
He was really glad he wasn't at the pond store with me. REALLY glad.
In fact, he asked in a way you might talk to a small child, "Honey... did you give those people something to talk about over dinner?"
Well duh .... who else is gonna keep them entertained?