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Check out this article in the Northwest Indiana Times!

On page a5 of the Times on January 4th is the article about the MG scholarship program & Illiana Garden Pond donation. Click here to read it.

Tips and Tricks

Our Tips & Tricks column will tell you what our knowledgeable "ponders" do during each season of the year to care for their ponds and the gardens that surround them.
Click here to read an article about managing your backyard pond's water and all that enters into this miniature ecosystem. Also read about how to create your own tabletop fountain from ordinary household items. Both articles were written by Bob Armstrong, a member of IGPS.

There was a lot of information in books and the Internet on how to build backyard ponds, but no information how to build what I wanted, a creek pond. Unlike a round pond which is easy to construct and are typically lower maintenance there are some special considerations with a creek pond.  I was able to adapt some of the techniques I have read about and develop a lot of my own. I wish to pass this information on to you. Click here for the article from Bob Armstrong.

Feeding the Birds in the Garden

Just because it's fall and your flowers and garden beds are mostly at rest for the season, there's no need to just go into your house and dream about next year's garden! You can still add interest to your garden for not only the fall and winter months, but for the rest of the year by just feeding the birds. If you are new to feeding birds in your backyard or now have more bird feeders and would like to purchase seed in bulk, we have a new page for you. This page will provide a listing of stores that carry birdseed in bulk to help you save money all year round. Please click here to see a listing of stores in your area!

Backyard Wildlife Habitat Certification

In the past many people never thought about landscaping their own yards to attract wildlife. Many people thought they would need to go elsewhere when they wanted to see wildlife. This idea has changed dramatically in the last few years now that people realize that taking care of the environment must start at home.

If you would like to learn more about how to certify your backyard as a wildlife habitat as many thousands of other people around the US have done, please click here. We will be adding information to our landscaping page so please keep checking back from time to time. Click here to for articles on how landscape your backyard for wildlife.


We have a page called Destinations and on it you will find gardens, water gardens and arboretums that our members have either visited or recommend others travel to see. We have added some new additional gardens around the Midwest, so please click here to browse these wonderful places.


Illiana Garden & Pond Society Articles:

The Illiana Garden Pond Society was founded in 1996 and is made up of a very ambitious enthusiastic group of people called “Ponders” who live in northern Illinois and northern Indiana who are interested in the creation and caring for ponds and their accompanying water gardens.

The Illiana Garden Pond Society is a not for profit organization dedicated to pond and water garden education and care.

Meetings are held the second Saturday of the month, except for June, July and August when they are held on Wednesday evenings at member’s homes. However, locations and times change, so watch our website events page, member’s newsletter, “The Pond Pages.”

Come and enjoy listening to our speakers or find out how to algae-proof your pond. For whatever reason there may be, come find out what “Ponding” is all about.