Tim Matson is an award winning author about ponds, pond design, and pond building. If you are into pond building, planning to build a pond, or repairing an existing pond, you have come to the right place. Tim consults with scores of property owners each year, providing advice and counsel at reasonable rates. Photo by Joe Mehling.
Each month, Tim writes an original essay about pond maintenance; the latest trends in design; ecological concerns; and wetlands regulations. NEWS FROM THE WATERFRONT can be delivered directly to you via email. Use the contact form to sign up for the pondology, or contact Tim about your pond project.
JULY 2019: When it comes to pond flowers, I've got my favorites: tall, short, and Siberian iris, marsh marigolds, day lilies, cardinal flowers, but most of all lupines. On the slope overlooking the pond lupines look like the blue sky come down to visit, with pink, red, and white clouds mixed in. Lupines are adaptable to a variety of soils, and they nurture butterflies and other pollinators, and are grown for livestock and human food. Learn lupine history, habitat, and how to get them established by clicking here.
"Aside from some particularly thoughtful frogs and phragmites, no one on earth knows more about ponds than Tim Matson. His books have counseled and consoled me through the digging of two ponds, making a daunting process far more interesting and pleasurable than it deserved to be. His... A to Z Encyclopedia is the ultimate pond-owner's companion, brimming with sound advice, smart suggestions, and answers to ancient riddles. But this book doesn't only instruct -- there's delight here too." Michael Pollan,
author of the Botany of Desire, Cooked, How to Change Your Mind, and more.