At this point, (November) all of my pond plants are cut back and ready for winter. Most everything is in a dormant state. Except one water lilly that I bought on a wim in the middle of August. I pick it up at a Fred Meyer store only because it was on sale and I wanted to see what it would do that late in the season. Right away I put it in a six inch terra cotta pot with pea gravel, and the darn thing did better than the rest of my water lillies. Over the last four weeks it has managed to send two lilly pads to the surface of the water. The other water lillies are still dorment like they should be, but I can't even begin to explain why this one bargain lilly is so determined to send up leaves. I just had to share this because I thought it to be so unusual for a water lilly to grow like it is this time of the year.