One of our loyal readers kindly reminded me that I failed to mention anything about pond plants as we get into fall and winter.
Keep in mind though that in most cases throughout the summer, my main mission is to keep a particular plant out of the picture…but we’re not talking about pond algae control today.
And before I fall asleep in blissful hibernation…here’s a video with a few tips on caring for your desirable pond plants in the fall and winter.
[youtube width=”425″ height=”355″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz4bzzJjhp8&feature=youtube_gdata[/youtube]
Now this video is very basic and not comprehensive by any means but it should help a few folks that may wonder about such things.
Like any good gardener, a pond owner should get to know more about the specific plants they prefer to have in their pond. Are they hardy, marginal, or tropical? And they should get some idea of their temperature zone using a plant hardiness zone map or other resource such as this one from the National Arboretum.
It’s also a good idea to have a plan ahead of time in terms of what you might want to do with your plants coming into the fall. Whether you leave them in the bottom of the pond, cover the pond in some protective way, bring them indoors, or simply discard them and plan again for next spring is a personal decision based on what you may want to do and what you can get away with in terms of conditions.
If you’ve had any experience in working with your pond plants over the fall and winter, please share your thoughts below.
They are always very much appreciated!