Showing posts with label winter pond care. Show all posts
Showing posts with label winter pond care. Show all posts

Thursday, September 27, 2012

It might be fall where you are

But it sure isn't fall here in New Orleans.  We did have some cooler weather for a few mornings, but it was just a tease until the real thing comes along in a few weeks.  So, down here, our ponds still look like this with tropical plants making the landscape lush and green.

And misters turning the garden into a magical place where faeries live.

Up where you live, you are perhaps looking at your first snow
Me, wandering around Mt Rainier

Or writing me letters wondering how to overwinter your pond and pond equipment.

To find those answers, you can:
Visit my website at  Visit us with your pond questions or just to show off your pond.

I talk about seasonal pond care in my book as well. You can buy it by clicking below.
A Practical Guide to Building and Maintaining your Pond, available here

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Winter is coming

From questions I have been getting, it seems as if some spots in the country are headed into winter. We, of course, are still in the last throes of summer waiting for the 90 degree heat to finally give up and go away. So for those of you in cooler climes, here's a great article on how to deal with your pond equipment during the winter.  Remember if your pond depth is below the freeze line, you do not have to remove your fish. You just need to keep a hole open in the ice.

Winter Care for Pond Equipment


Friday, January 18, 2008

Ice on the pond

In some parts of the country, ponds are frozen over. If yours is, you must open a hole so gasses can be exchanged. Do NOT hit the ice with a hammer. You can kill your fish if you do. Run water over the ice or put a pot of boiling water on top to open a hole. You can also buy a de-icer if you like at The Pondlady's shop

Don't forget to drop in and say "hi" at Gardeners Gumbo
We have a great time talking about gardens, garden crafts, junk, totems, or most anything.