Got to 26 degrees last night, now what?

Discussion in 'Aquatic Plants' started by Potchy, Oct 13, 2008.

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    Potchy

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    So this is my first winter with my pond, actually just finished building it about three weeks ago. I live in southwest colorado, so winters are pretty cold, but i'm only at 5000 feet elevation, so it's not as bad as most of colorado.

    I have some hardy plants for my zone, iris, corkscrew rush, some veregated grass, cat tails, lizard tails, louisianna iris.

    At least i think most are hardy. The only tropical i have i brought in last night. Also need some advice on what to do with it for the winter.

    So do i cut the plants back and leave where they are or put them in deeper water? I don't think that where they are now the roots will freeze. And i definitely don't want to have to get in the pond to put them out deeper. Less work the better.

    well that's about it. lol
     
    Potchy, Oct 13, 2008
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    DrCase Moderator Moderator

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    that is cold ...in Arkansas in the winter i do cut them back and let them sit in the bottom of the pond...
     
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    Just cut them off and leave them where they are. Most will be ready to come back i the spring. Be sure to keep a hole in the ice if you have fish. I live at 5500 feet in central utah at the foot of the rockies here. If its hardy you be ok.
     
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