my pond runs all winter, zone 2/3

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    I'm hoping to have lots like Sissy. Her Bananas are beautiful and she has them everywhere!
     
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    I know the Banana's I chopped down are going to sprout up like crazy in the Spring. I will try to dig up some babies and move them to other places if I can find a spot for them. Might have to create a whole new garden bed for more kinds of plants. Can't just have a jungle of banana trees.
    They need friends to compliment them [​IMG]
     
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    Going to research where I can buy them :)
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Lowes and H-depot usually sell them for pretty cheap in the Spring/Summer.
     
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    Thank you, I'll have to look for them :)
     
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    We're all going bananas!! Ha ha ha!!!
    The green banana leaves smell just like fresh bananas when you cut them. The red bananas are more hardy to cold weather.
    Over in India they use the big banana leaves to serve and wrap food in.
     
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    Remember to get cold hardy ones and don't plant them to close to the pond ,they love damp soil and lots of fertilizer .I will have to move more and the ones I potted up and put in the basement are growing and so is my desert rose plant .
     
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    Last year my one red banana looked dead but still came back nice eventually. Now the new green bananas look aweful and mostly dead. Going to hook up another fan to circulate air good and then give them Food and water. Sun is getting brighter but it sure was a lot of dark cold snowy days for awhile before Christmas. They are inside my greenhouse So they should not freeze.
     
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    Got another bright idea going inside my head. Going to put a little box pond inside my greenhouse with a upside down little fish tower (upside down fish tankl) like I've seen on U Tube. Going to put guppies in and plant with underwater plants....
     
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    Recorded this today from the bathroom window,.. too cold and minus 20 Celsius (-4 F) and getting colder!!!
     
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    I looked under my cover yesterday and was surprised there is no ice covering the pond. Actually some pieces of the water celery are still alive! I'm hopeful this is helpful for my koi....will be interesting to see how things go in the Spring when Iopen the pond up.
     
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    Minus 37 with wind chill. ... Going to check on ponds before I go to bed.
     
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    Everybody just fine and fast asleep on a long winter night! 20170111_021452_HDR.jpg 20170111_021500_HDR.jpg 20170111_022702_HDR.jpg
     
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    love the pup, I wake up with missy's head on my pillow, with stretched all along my back snuggled up tight.
     
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    So cute snuggling up to stay warm
     
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    My new snuggle buddy! Her name is GiGi, she'll be 4 Feb. 1st. I lost my elderly poodle Nov 10 at almost 17 - broke my heart. I wanted another toy poodle, but not a puppy. She needed a home and I had one to give !!! We still have three newfs and a golden, but something about snuggling with a tiny doggie :)

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    How cute nd small dogs are like puppies all there little loving lives and I just love poodle fluff . .Sorry to hear about your other dog ,it can be sad but they are in doggie heaven playing with all he other dogs .
     
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    Thanks sissy. My father ( who I lost Feb. 1, 2016 ) gave me Journey ( my elderly poodle ) so it was a particularly difficult loss. I like to think he's looking after her now. GiGi brings me great comfort, she's so sweet.
     
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    She is one lucky puppy and you and GiGi will be good snuggle buddy and get lots of love and give lots of love.My chihuahua bandit was from my mom and dad and she past away at 19 years old . .
     
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    Tula. It's always so sad to lose a beloved member of the family, but how sweet to know your dads in Heaven taking care of your sweet old puppy. ... It's just the sweetest but saddest thing I ever heard in a very long time. Really brought tears to my eyes.
     

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