A Fish Pond Fable
Baltimore magazine|April 2020
A little work (and money) can create the water feature you want.
By Chaz Muth

THE VIEW FROM THE kitchen window into Kirsch Jones’ backyard is not what you’d expect in Charles Village, where rowhouses typically have postage-stamp-sized yards. His vista reveals a lush sanctuary anchored by a water garden teeming with colorful fish.

It’s a vision Jones had when he moved into the neighborhood in the 1980s—a peaceful refuge from the concrete urban jungle, with the sounds of water babbling in a fragrant, floral setting.

So, he began digging up the tiny yard to create a 1,600-gallon fish pond with stone waterways, a biological filter, a stream, a waterfall, and a mixture of perennials and tropical annuals.

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