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We've had our pond for almost 8 yrs. It's app. 600 gal. and in our backyard close to our bedroom window. We live in N. Fla. Right now it's covered with netting as we have tons of leaves that are falling. We had a sprinkling of snow last week with highs in the 70s this week. The hostas that are submergibles have frozen. Mid-Feb. i s the time to begin this year's pond.
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Welcome! What a pretty pond! You all have had some odd weather this year, that's for sure!
 
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Great looking pond, and I'm sure your hostas will recover. Mine die back in winter frosts every year, but shoot again in the spring.
 

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Love your pond. Welcome to the forum.
 

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welcome and agree nice looking natural pond .I think all of us are tired of the bitter cold weather
 
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Welcome to the Forum! :)
 
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Great looking pond, and I'm sure your hostas will recover. Mine die back in winter frosts every year, but shoot again in the spring.
I told a lady at our local nursery that hostas did well as marginals. She really didn't believe me. :~)
 
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Thanks to all of you for the Welcome. The pond looks really sad now. We'll be getting down in the 20's again. Crazy, crazy Fla. weather. I had some relatives come from W.Va (8" of snow there) for their first visit to Fla. That's when it snowed here. :~/
 

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Hate to say this but crazy weather every where .We had snow early but it was almost all gone the next day .But this bitter cold weather is getting to me .Plus this yoyo effect ,temperatures up and down .
 
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I told a lady at our local nursery that hostas did well as marginals. She really didn't believe me. :~)
We have hostas growing in our waterfall - they LOVE it! In the full sun, too, which everyone will tell you won't work for hostas.

We were at new local garden center and I asked if they had any plans to carry any pond plants - she said no, she didn't think they had room to display them. So I started pointing out to her all the plants that she already had that could grow in pond - things like cannas and papyrus and elephant ears and hostas, not to mention impatiens and creeping jenny and... well, you get the point! So why not set up a "pond plant" area and market the same plants to a whole different market? She looked at me like I had plants growing out of my ears. haha! Think outside of the box!
 
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I would love to try Hosts in my pond
My pond is in full sun, should I look for a special more tolerant kind of Hosta?
 
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@Gemma - mine are just run of the mill garden variety hostas. haha! I really have no clue what variety they are, but I believe any hosta would do equally well.

I was thinning some out at my mom's house and decided to bring some home for my garden. When I ran out of spots to plant them I thought "what the heck" and stuck them into the waterfall at our negative edge. They do great - full sun, right up against some big rocks that get nice and hot. Here's a photo - the one on the left is a bit easier to see. The one on the right is a bit obscured by my big pot of salvia!

These were just stuck bare root right into the gravel and sit in water 100% of the time. A lot of good mucky stuff collects around the roots which is great - they are filtering and getting fed all at the same time! About a month after I took this picture I cut these both down by 2/3, as they had completely grown together and you couldn't see the waterfall or pond behind them anymore. This picture was taken in mid-August and you can see the look great in this full-sun all day location.

I did have a third plant in the basin that didn't do well - it was not in a spot where it was in the water all the time, so it struggled a bit and looked kind of shabby. The secret is the constant contact with the water.

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Thanks, @Lisak1 ! I am so gonna try some Hostas in the pond this year!
Everything in your garden flow together, it looks beautiful, great job!
 
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Haha! "Flows"! Thanks - this pictures makes it look a bit like a jungle. Which it is by August!
 
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