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Hi everyone! I live in Winnipeg, and have a new pond this year. My pond is about 3.5 feet deep, with only rocks on the bottom. My question is: will my plants and Lillies survive the -30 weather in the ice, or do I need to bring them in for the winter? If so, can that be done without keeping them in water? Thanks in advance!
 

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I know some here in cold climates sink their lily tubers in pots to the bottom of the pond but not sure about -30. Your pond does not freeze solid all the way to the bottom does it? If so no way you can keep them in the pond. Not sure about if you can overwinter them w/o water.
 

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Welcome to our group!

My lilies do fine as long as the tuber stays lower then the ice that covers the pond. If the tuber freezes the lily will die. All other plants are hardy for our area they do just fine outside.
 
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What about plants in floating pots? I am in zone 8.
 
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@LisaZ - another Lisa! They're coming out of the woodwork now. We must be all around the same age. I had 4 Lisas in my small elementary school - one class per grade, and there were still four of us!

Anyway - your lilies will do just fine in your pond. They'll be far below the ice at the bottom. Are your other plants in pots or planted directly in the pond?
 
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