Building Moon
Spring 2006

by Kit Knotts - Click images to enlarge

Preliminary shape

Shape cleared

HGTV Shoot
An area of concern was where Moon connected with Sun. We wanted enough finished width to work on plants in Sun as well as a beefed up common edge with Moon. Beam blocks and a plastic coated steel cable in the concrete topping accomplished this.


We built Moon in sections. Side walls were hand-built and the bottom poured in after the sides were completed. Initially sand from the hole was removed to a false dune east of the Pod Pools.
Then it was stacked in the completed portions of Moon to be added back over the concrete bottom. 



The day after filling, we added Nitella, a rather attractive rooted algae, small fish and ramshorn snails. A few days later we planted a little Victoria. 


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