Cooler temperatures are the thing again with a slight freeze in Ohio. I tend to feel drained when the days are rainy but that sunshine sure makes one feel good again! We turned the garden over this week and that’s the last of the tomatoes until next year. I do really enjoy the garden and the benefits of […]
I’m not certain of the identity of this butterfly. I thought perhaps it was a male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. I’m really not certain, although it sure liked my dwarf crab-apple tree. It came back day after day…..I’m thinking it was the same one. I know we don’t want to think about it but […]
Floating plants such as Water Hyacinth and Water Lettuce are considered tropical and will not survive temperatures below freezing. After the first hard frost, remove them from the pond to prevent them from decaying and adding unwanted debris to the pond. Trying to winter them over indoors is difficult. They need to be kept in […]
Some of you further north of us, are already getting some chilly nights. The leaves on your trees are already showing the colors of fall. Here, in Ohio things are just beginning to change. In the past week, I’ve noticed a few splotches of color. Before the leaves begin to fall, cover your pond with […]
Well, I personally do not want to believe it…..but, the calendar does not lie! It’s September 21st, and fall is scheduled to arrive tomorrow. With that being said, there are some things you will want to do to ensure your pond and aquatic inhabitants survive the Winter ahead. Before winter arrives, you will want to […]
As long as the submerged plants are below the ice, they will usually survive the winter in most zones. Any part of the plant that is allowed to freeze will turn to mush and add unwanted debris to the pond. It is wise to cut these plants back.