Koi are a type of Carp that originated in Japan. These colorful fish are not only beautiful but they are very long-lived, with a life span of over 70 years. Koi can grow to lengths of over 40” in the right environment and become extremely tame. They will recognize the one who feeds them and can learn to eat from your hand.
You had a water garden, the water garden of your dreams, installed in your yard. You had great expectations for what you wanted but it just didn’t turn out that way. Maybe your water garden was everything you dreamed, but it has been 20 years, and neglect has taken its toll. You may just want to upgrade your water garden's filtration or expand the size to accommodate your growing fish. Whatever the reason, a water garden refresh can solve all of these problems.
For over twenty-five years, the Agave, also called the Century Plant, has watched customers of Star Ridge Aquatics, LLC come and go. As water lilies, pitcher plants, and cacti, carefully grown and nurtured within the nursery, are chosen for new homes, the Agave has faithfully grown its roots outside the sales room. Neighboring the ponds of happy Koi and goldfish, the Agave has many friends as the waterfalls at the nursery serenade the abundance all around.
Today we make the turn as the winding country road leads past homes, rolling farmland, and garage finds until another Star Ridge Aquatics sign points the way down the long driveway of Willow Oaks waving a welcome. What used to be an old tobacco field has been transformed into Star Ridge Aquatics, LLC, a locally owned and operated family business for over twenty-five years.
As a plant and landscape guy, I love living in Moore County which offers a diverse pallet of plants and landscaping opportunities. With a soil type that lends to easy modification for different plant requirements and a near perfect precipitation rate around one inch per week average, Moore County enjoys relatively mild winter temperatures and an abundance of sun.
As the cold temperatures of winter slowly fade away and the spring sun warms the water, we begin to see signs of life. As the water temperature rises and the daylight gets longer, plants that have been dormant begin to come to life.