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This is the start of my second year as a pond owner … last summer I gave a high school kid a job to build me a pond in the corner of my yard (first mistake) and actually made a lot of design and construction mistakes but by the fall we had a functioning pond of 2000 gallons with a dozen goldfish, a waterfall, a few plants, aeration system, pump and filter - sort off. Then closed it for our Canadian winter of down to -20F or lower. We kept the aeration going and added a small heater. A couple of weeks ago I opened the pond (removed the mesh cover, fired up the pump and waterfall etc) and to my surprise all the fish were moving around and two frogs found a new home!
But I do have a question - what about plants? my wife wants a water lily and some greenery would look nice - I do have a few iris of some type already growing, but any recommendations on plants would be helpful. Many thanks,
 

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Welcome to the forum!

Look up plants you can get there. Parrots feather, water willow....
 
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Welcome! Nice looking pond and great job at keeping the goldfish going over the winter.
You can get a water lily (they like sun), and if it's a tropical variety, either treat it as an annual or winter it over in your basement. Experiment and have fun.
 
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