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Seminars

How to Build a Pond and Waterfall/Stream Seminar

Saturday, July 9th was our How to Build a Pond and Waterfall/Stream Seminar. It was a great seminar and all the attendees gave us positive feedback. So, we will be planning another one for next summer.

In this informational seminar, we walked people through the 20 simple steps to take in order to build your own pond. After the seminar many attendees picked up the items needed to go home and get started!

We can’t wait to see the pictures! Thanks to all of you who attended!

Make and Take: Hanging Basket Seminar 2011

Join us on Satuday, May 14th, 2011 to learn how to plant a hanging basket or pot.  We have the supplies and knowledge, you come to learn.  This is a pay seminar, but you will learn a new skill and have a beautiful product to take home and enjoy.  Please call us for details.  We only have 9 hanging baskets, so call now to reserve yours.  This would be a great seminar for your kids too.  503.663.5483.

2011 How to Build a Pond and Waterfall Seminar

Join us this Saturday, 4/23 for an amazing pond building lesson.  This seminar is sure to impress and will prepare you to jump into building your own pond.  Seminar will be held at our water garden center located at 9965 SE Orient Dr. in Boring, OR.  We have two sessions available, the first is at 11am and the second at 2pm.  Please RSVP by email or call us at 503.663.5483 to save your spot.  In this seminar you will learn about each component needed to build a water feature and how to do it and how to determine the cost. 

Water gardening is the fastest growing  division of property enhancement.  We can help you create a beautiful piece of paradise for your landscape.  You can have a koi pond or a plant pond, but they will be best put together.  We carry all of the supplies you need and can give you the knowledge to build it yourself or we can do it for you!

2011 Spring Pond Jumpstart Seminar

Please join us for our first seminar of the season.  Saturday, April 2nd at 10am or 2pm.  At 9965 SE Orient Dr. in Boring.  Space is limited, so please RSVP.  This seminar will go over pond cleaning, fish care, and algae.  Ben will be presenting.  He is new to our staff and we are so happy to have him.  He is very knowledgeable and has extensive experience with pond building, maintenance and fish handling and care.  We know you will enjoy hearing him and come away knowing how to tackle your pond this spring.  There will be a seminar special for (3) products including the Microbe-Lift Bacteria for Spring/Summer and AlgaeFix.

2010 Winterizing Your Pond Seminar Notes

Did you miss our Free Seminar?  Don’t worry, here’s a recap.

-Winterizing Your Pond Seminar-

 

-Introduction and brief history of Creative Visions

Creative Visions Landscape, Inc has been in business in the Portland Metro & Vancouver Area for 24 years. We started out providing maintenance services and in 1999 became licensed by the Landscape Contractors Board to do landscaping and water features. Our location where we are at now, we purchased 7 years ago. We operate our landscape company there and in March

2010 we opened our Water Garden Center. We hope it to be a destination for the water garden connoisseur for years to come.

 

-Water gardening philosophy

Our philosophy at Creative Visions Landscape & Water Garden Center is to provide good quality products and services that work well and the information on how to use them. If we don’t have the answer to your questions we will research it and get the answer for you. We also don’t think it is beneficial to our customers to be the cheapest in town or the most elite, so our goal is to have affordable equipment, products and services so you our most valued customer can maintain a healthy pond/water feature at an affordable price.

 

-Brief outline of the course

Topics covered today will include water health, fall and winter feeding, fall maintenance check list, cleaning your pond in the fall, cozy winter water, re-cap the most important keys and go over a winter maintenance check list.

 

-Water Health

• Water testing is extremely important especially for new ponds and during the early spring months. Test kits are available or you can bring in a water sample and we’d be happy to test it. Track your results so that you can detect any early warning signs of a crash. Usually what happens is that everything seems normal to the eye but the chemistry of the water is slowly walking towards the edge of a cliff. Once it falls of the cliff you are experiencing a crash, fish will start dying and it is extremely hard to bring the water back to equilibrium. Continue reading