Welcome to our PARADISE....the "TROPICS OF DRYGULCH"

Hello....Welcome to our "Paradise"...We live in Zone 6 Southern Illinois...we have been gradually creating our own sanctuary from the world in our backyard..following you will see pictures of our Ponds and gardens..We have 2 backyard ponds...one was built in the summer of 1996..the second was built July of 1998...We surround our ponds with many hardy and non hardy plants...the pond above is our first pond...it is about 600 gallons and holds several foot long KOI and a variety of GOLDFISH.. (Pictures by D.K.NELSON)
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....The pond above is a 100 gallon prefab pond...the pond is filtered by a 40 gallon barrel oveflow insert which also serves as a waterfall.this pond is also surrounded by many tropical and non-tropical plants....


MORE..TROPICS OF DRYGULCH: Additional pictures and text
WABASH VALLEY WATERGARDEN SOCIETY: Watergarden information..lots of links..
FLORADAYS: Boca Joe's Home page..Tropical Pics...
Karen's Wishing Well: One of my favorite sites....{:O)
Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville: My Man..JIMMY BUFFETT!!!!!!!!! {:O)
Internet Pond Society:
Time-Life Plant Encyclopedia:
Too Cold for Cacti Group: You gotta check this out!!! {:O)
Penny's Newt Page: Kewl Page..For one of our Favorite pets! Lots of Links..{:O)
Virtual Palm Encyclopedia: Ultimate source for Palm info...
Alpine Views: Alot of good info on Alpine Plants