My training pond

  1. EricV

    EricV

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2015
    Messages:
    529
    Likes Received:
    440
    Location:
    Chicago (W suburbs)
    EricV, Oct 2, 2015
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. EricV

    Tula

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2013
    Messages:
    3,853
    Likes Received:
    2,947
    Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Welcome to our forum! Most of us started with small ponds :)
     
    Tula, Oct 2, 2015
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. EricV

    DrCase Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2007
    Messages:
    4,397
    Likes Received:
    775
    Location:
    Arkansas
    Your hooked Good
     
    DrCase, Oct 2, 2015
    #3
    peter hillman likes this.
  4. EricV

    bettasngoldfish Maria

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2013
    Messages:
    2,984
    Likes Received:
    2,016
    Location:
    North East Ohio-Zone 5
    Nice job

    Lot's of folks here have container ponds as well as the bigger ponds.

    They are addicting ;)
     
    bettasngoldfish, Oct 2, 2015
    #4
  5. EricV

    Lisak1

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2013
    Messages:
    6,540
    Likes Received:
    7,342
    Location:
    Northern IL
    I love my little patio pond! It was my first pond and my impetus to go big! One year I even moved the whole thing indoors so I could enjoy my little pond all winter. I was hoping to save my plants, but realized it was WAY too much work for the end result. The plants survived (barely - not enough natural light, and I didn't want to set up grow lights) but it took them weeks to really get growing once I put them back outside. Now I use a lot of plant cuttings from my big pond to plant out my container pond in the spring, so I don't feel like I have to spend a lot of money to re-purchase plants every year.
     
    Lisak1, Oct 2, 2015
    #5
  6. EricV

    EricV

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2015
    Messages:
    529
    Likes Received:
    440
    Location:
    Chicago (W suburbs)
    Thanks, Lisa. I plan to take the pond and fish inside as otherwise I will have a large block of ice. The plants I was advised to leave outside in mulch and perhaps some may survive.
     
    EricV, Oct 2, 2015
    #6
  7. EricV

    Lisak1

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2013
    Messages:
    6,540
    Likes Received:
    7,342
    Location:
    Northern IL
    @EricV I would do more than mulch your plants. I have buried mine in the ground and gotten them to survive, but mulch in our winters - probably wouldn't help much.

    Just dig a hole and bury them like you were planting them. Cut the foliage back to 4-6 inches above the ground. And mark where you put them so you don't forget... like I am prone to do! I even have to take pictures so I can remember in spring what in the heck is going on in my garden!
     
    Lisak1, Oct 2, 2015
    #7
    haver79 likes this.
  8. EricV

    EricV

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2015
    Messages:
    529
    Likes Received:
    440
    Location:
    Chicago (W suburbs)
    Maybe that's what I was told. :) Great, I will just bury them right where they are, close to the house.
     
    EricV, Oct 2, 2015
    #8
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.