Tadege Koi

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Our shipping goes out before noon so get your orders in early.

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As I grow old I find I'm home sick for a place I've never been.

Life is short, make it sweet.

I have for the most part stopped selling here at the website, giving me more time for DIY project, answering emails and adding information, my life has slowed down some, just the way it is.

Visit my ebay, Click Here and Aquabid auctions, Click Here for the items I carry, same stuff and probably a lot easier to order. Selling at these sites instead of here opens up a lot of time for me.

Plus I still earn a couple dollars from the advertisers here.

Watch them, you may find just what you're looking for.

No one seems to come up with anything new

but it's nice to see it in a new color.

I may never grow up but time is more important in your 70's.

Have a good day.

Welcome to all new site members.
I've spent the better part of the last year trying to grow dwarf lotus, well I've come to the conclusion that dwarf lotus are a figment of the China mind, they do not exist no matter what they are saying for a sale. I ordered from every ad I could find on dwarf lotus, they are all full sized lotus and if kept in a smaller container they will stay small but at a cost, they will not bloom and the foliage is just stunted and misformed, don't waste your time trying these no matter how tempting. Do as I say not as I do..
  10 fresh for just $9.99 with free shipping. Fresh and from mixed plants, which really doesn't matter since Lotus do not grow true from seeds, part of the mystic of the lotus is not knowing what the flowers will look like at bloom time. The tubers do grow true so if you get a flower you really like just divide the tubers in the fall and they will all produce the same flower as the parent plant. Still with me? I also offer to nick these seeds for free if you are going start them as soon as they arrive. If you are going to wait to plant them do not ask to have them nicked. I ship USPS First Class and nicked seeds are wrapped in wet paper towel to keep them from drying out. If you are going to start them later you don't want them nicked. I may have to read this again, it even is confusing me. Just let me know when you order if you want them nicked, it's not hard to do but will save you the step and I have a Dremal tool ready to go to work on these. Actually it's a good excuse to buy that Dremel tool you've been wanting, you'll find a thousand uses for it. I ship no later than the next business day. It would also be nice if you send some pictures of the progress of the plants. Take care and enjoy, Tom at Tadege.  PS read the "Lotus From Seeds" if you are interested in this. Thanks for looking.
  I have found a new interest to spend some of my time at. I purchased a 12x36" wood lathe and have been spending time learning to turn wood. I'm really enjoying it. It's not a business move, I will never recover the money I have invested in this but I do really enjoy it. I'll add a page with the projects I'm doing. I don't want to take the time to build a new website.Any like minds out there, let me hear from you and what you interest in wood turning is. Like everything, if you have an interest in it the world has become very small, lots of information on everything and videos at you tube and the web.

  Take a look at my #1 aquarium item selling on eBay, it may surprise you. I have 6 different ads for the same product. Click Here. Do something nice and necessary for your snails and shrimp. This is really a must have for shrimp and snails.

  If you are not selling at eBay this may be the time to start. Also give some  thought to making a website. I use Webs Service but there are a lot of builder sites to choose from. It moves right along after you get started, they make it very easy now, no codes or any of that kind of stuff. This website cost less than $100 a year to maintain, only a dollar less but still less.

   I need some more input for the joke page, people really kept me rolling on the floor a couple years back. Lets get it going again, email me your best, keep in mind this is a family site. email to tadege@bellsouth.net Some days I need something to cheer me up. Share your best with everyone. 

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Welcome to all new site members.

Just visit once in a while if you prefer not to sigh up. No more than 1 update a week, probably less. I'm not very social but will always answer emails and questions. You can remove your name from any email sent for the updates. It's all about the ponding hobby, of coarse you can buy something if you want or visit an advertiser, lol.  Enjoy, Tom at Tadege.
  If your interest is for ponds and water gardens you have come to the right place. As an auto painter I spent my free time and money in my back yard. Everything at this website was built in a residential neighborhood. When I retired I made this website and turned my hobby into a full time business, it flourished and became a very rewarding small business. The yard is infested with  ponds, tanks and water gardens. Not to mention all the stray cats that called it home, I lost count of how many kittens found homes with walk in customers. It was all a joy for me, making an income was secondary.

  By the way, the fish picture at the top of the page on the header is the real Tadege. Long since departed, he was named TDG - T(The) D(Damn) G(Goldfish). When I needed a name for this website TDG was already taken  so I just added letters till I found ones that would work, Tadege. After I got into koi, he hatched from a Hyacinth I put in the new pond and lived with the koi for about 15 years. There is still a mule in the pond that a female koi spawned from him. A mule is a cross from a goldfish and a koi, they are always sterile and smaller, about 18 inches max, a  beautiful black and orange, in the summer heat and sun the orange turns yellow. After looking I can't  believe it is not in any of these back ground pictures. Those really are my pond fish, smaller about 10 years ago, monsters now. Koi are for the long term, please keep that in mind when you think of keeping fish.

  This is more than just my home page, I list everything that is new here, with the newest at the top on this page so you don't have to look through last weeks junk.

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