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2018 September Newsletter

Featured Koi


Welcome to the newest section of our newsletter. Because so many of our customers are pond and koi owners, we have decided to feature a different breed of koi each month.

This month, we are introducing one of the most popular breeds of koi,  Kohaku. Kohaku enthusiasts are interested in skin quality, pattern, and body shape. Kohaku are known for their lustrous white skin and vibrant red markings. The red markings across the body are called Hi (pronounced hee) and the radiant white is called shiroji. The more shiroji and balanced Hi on a Kohaku, the better!

When considering the body type of a Kohaku, look for a thick caudal peduncle (narrow part of fish’s body that connects to tail fin) and broad upper body.

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A Kohaku enthusiast would look for vibrant and balanced Hi, with crisp lines, contrasting the white and red.

Variations of Kohaku include Doitsu Kohaku, Gin Rin Kohaku, Maruten Kohaku, and Tancho Kohaku.

Visit Falling Water Gardens to see Kohaku and other varieties of koi. They are so easy to love!

Please note that we’ve updated our newsletter format. You may navigate through this newsletter by clicking on the page numbers below.

Rick Perry installed his first pond in his parents garden when he was only 15 years old! Ponds were built out of concrete back then. His parents still own that home and the original pond has been expanded and rebuilt twice, as the technology in pond liners, pumps, and filters continued to evolve. Rick’s love of water in the garden never went away and for over 16 years he continued to install ponds in his own homes and those of his friends and family. After someone suggested that Rick could make a living off of doing what he loved, Falling Water Designs was born. Rick has been involved in the water garden industry longer than there has been a water garden industry. He is very excited by the continuing innovations that are making it possible for every homeowner to enjoy a low maintenance, affordable water feature in the garden. Rick has been interviewed and featured in Koi World Magazine, Sports Illustrated, and Water Features for Every Garden by Helen Nash.