Ok - I had DH get on the tractor and find me some dirt from the back yard last night. I planted some hostas today along the side and then put down weed fabric and pine straw and then stole the purple cone flowers from the front entry that I didn't plant yet and sat them out there and when the ducks didn't seem interested in eating them, just playing in their dirt, I planted those too. I also gave them a little ducky sidewalk to their little ducky stairs lol Then ran out of plants. What else can I plant that is duck friendly? The entirely empty side by the stairs gets a bit of sun in the morning and then basically shade for the rest of the day. The back corner is sand for the dogs (well, the girls anyway, T doesn't hang out by the pond, the girls love laying in the sand there though if we are out there). The end with the 2 cone flowers (and a yellow day lily) is sun for the vast majority of the day. The hosta side - the back portion is mostly shade - the hostas have been in their pots there since I finished the pond a few months ago - but in front of where I stopped with them gets more sun than shade. What else can I plant that is duck friendly to finish the planting there? I don't want something that will get too huge too quick as we'd like to be able to see the pond from the house and see into the pond from the chairs out there when we are sitting out with the ducklets. some craptastic pics taken a few mins ago - rainy and getting dark - but you get the idea.