A few photos of from our above ground pond


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Well, it looks like I'm doing something right. Our pond is in it's second season. Everything including the fish are doing well. The string algae is now pretty much gone. A couple of our lillies have started to bloom so I pulled out the camera and took a few photos:



Bamboo (it survived our Canadian winter):







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Todd
 
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No, we didn't heat the pond. We simply diverted our pump so that it sprayed a heavy stream above the surface. This helped to keep a hole open. When it dipped below -5c we had to enlarge it once a day. We had about 5" of ice on the surface when it was really cold.


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Great pic! Had to add that beautiful pond to my screen slide show at work. Helps on bad days to know that there are beautiful ponds everywhere. Can't beleive the bamboo made it through the Canada winter.How did you plant your bamboo? How deep in the water is it?
 
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The bamboo is in a pot about 8" below the surface. We bought it from another pond owner (who's pond is quite shallow). It spread like crazy in her pond.
We have rushes too that survived the winter and weren't supposed to..In fact every plant except the water lettuce and water hyacinths survived.
 
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Thanks. I know bamboo is envasive & I hoped that by keeping it in a pot [or some other contanier] I could keep it under control. I'd like to try.
 

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Not all bamboo plants are invasive. I have both here. The clumpers do not run. My runner bamboo (black bamboo) is planted away from anything I care about. Runners can be contained but you need a large container and you have to be careful if you bury it because you need drainage and the roots may run there.
 
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Back from the pond store. We couldn't resist a couple of these little guys:







They are called Celestial Eye Goldfish. We'll see how well they do in the pond.
 
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