Spring approaches MS: Lillies sending up pads; irises growing

Discussion in 'Pond Archive' started by Jim, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. Jim

    Jim Guest

    Spring is actually coming here in MS. Our lilies are sending up pads
    and the irises are sending leaves. They hyacinth may or may not have
    made it through the very cold days of winter...we shall see. The
    water is crystal clear (tea color), so the algae are nor working

    How goes the season elsewhere?
    Jim, Mar 20, 2011
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  2. Jim

    ~ jan Guest

    I took the cover off the lily pond Saturday. Water temp 45F this morning
    after a cold rain. The marsh marigold is starting to bud. Most marginals
    have some green sprouts showing. Lilies barely showing life. My tropicals
    inside did well and should be spectacular this summer.

    It has been a long winter for us and we still can't seem to get two days in
    a row of nice weather. Yesterday was the best, besides opening the lily
    pond I put the crab grass control down on the lawn. So the rain this
    morning was well timed and it is already moving off, a bit of sun showing.
    Unfortunately wind seems to be pushing it along.

    Nice to have one pond going, even though I had a nightmare of raccoon
    damage. They've been showing up on the webcam since DS got it back up and
    running. Koi ponds will be covered until this weather shows some serious
    signs of spring. ~ jan
    ~ jan, Mar 21, 2011
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  3. Jim


    What spring?


    Somewhere between zone 5 and 6 tucked along the shore of Lake Michigan
    on the council grounds of the Fox, Mascouten, Potawatomi, and Winnebago
    , Mar 21, 2011
  4. Jim

    JB Guest

    Got in my pond yesterday afternoon to retrieve some new bog plants -
    Papyrus, Cardinal Flower, Water Parsnip, and some other unnamed grass -
    I'd bought last week and had setting on top of a couple of milk crates
    sunk in the water to keep them moist until I could give the a decent
    re-potting and place to live in the pond. Koi noticed something new and
    knocked them over so I had to get them out before they drowned.

    Water temp was tolerable and it was in the more shallow end of the pond
    so that was a blessing.
    JB, Mar 24, 2011
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