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Welcome to “Pondering with Mark The Pond Guy”!


Mark The Pond Guy - Speaking at a Moonlight Pond Tour

Hello everyone! Mark The Pond Guy here. Welcome to my new blog, “Pondering with Mark The Pond Guy”. I’m excited about joining the blogging world, and trust that I will be able to share with you some of the Vision, Passion, and Experience that I have for water gardens. This blog is intended for all who are interested in owning a pond and for those who already do (which, in my opinion, means everyone). 🙂 I will be posting water gardening articles, photos and videos of water features, news about the water garden industry, FAQ’s, and much, much more.

For those of you who don’t know me, let me take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Mark Harp, but I’m better known as Mark The Pond Guy. I own The Pond Store, a full-service water feature business located in Sumner, WA. In 1989, I entered the Green industry when I started a landscape business. That got old after awhile, so in 1997 I took the plunge into the world of water gardening. It wasn’t long before I realized how passionate I was about water features! Also, I enjoyed transforming boring expanses of lawn into beautiful water features much more than I enjoyed maintaining those same lawns! I was hooked.

The Kids

Thirteen years later and I am still passionate about water gardens. So is my family. The Pond Store is a family-owned and operated business. My wife, Cynthia, and I have four children: Dan (22), is the foreman of our crew, my daughter Heather (20) is our web content manager, Charity (17) helps out at the store in the summers as well as Tori (16). We also have several other great employees that are just like family to us. 🙂

I invite you to visit our web site to learn more about who we are and what we do. Thank you for reading, and Happy Pondering!

Mark The Pond Guy