Most pond plants remain dormant in winter and top growth disappears, as do perennials that grow in the ground. It's a good idea to trim, the tips are back just above the crown in late fall and remove the cuttings from the pond. Overwintering pond plants, such as lily-like aquatic plants, should be submerged, but warm enough. A good idea is to immerse them in a large plastic tub in the greenhouse, in a warm area of the house, or use an aquarium heater.
Examples of these are the floating heart, mosaic, poppies and water buckthorn. Hardy fringe plants can be easily prepared for winter by first removing dead foliage up to the top of the plant. Next, trim any foliage that isn't dead at a height just above the water level. Replace the plant in the same place it was in all summer.
This procedure can be followed for most resistant fringe plants, such as reeds, reeds, cattails, and irises. Tropical Shallow Water Plants Like tropical water lilies, shallow water plants should continue to grow during the winter months. Growth will slow significantly as daylight hours decrease. Umbrella palm, dwarf papyrus, giant small papyrus and white Arum lilies will survive the winter indoors and make excellent indoor plants.
Other varieties are best treated as annuals. After the plant has completely died from frost, you can remove the remaining dead parts of the plant and sink the plant container to the deepest part of the pond (deep enough to prevent the tubers from freezing). Some hardy fringe plants must winter at the bottom of the pond or in two feet or more of water. Adorn your pond with shiny heart-shaped or kidney-shaped leaves against bright yellow flowers and a branching stem.
People who live in plant shelves, or in pots, can be trimmed 1 to 2 in height and lowered to deeper depths of the pond. The following spring, when the pond water temperature has risen to 21°C (70°F), in early June, place the lily back in your pond. Then lower the pot to the bottom of the pond, where the temperature stays a few degrees higher throughout the winter. Fringe plants that grow around the edge of the pond, such as pickled plants and irises, can be lowered to the water level to help them survive the winter months.
Simply cut off any leaves that have turned yellow and immerse the pots in a deep section of the pond where the water is warmer during the winter. Pond Informer is a growing community of pond professionals, environmentalists and science writers %26, passionate about everything related to ponds, wetlands and sustainable conservation. If you have a small garden pond, it should only take an hour or two to get the pond plants ready for winter and you can expect healthy and thriving aquatic plants once spring arrives. This tough pond lotus stays dormant all winter long, during cold temperatures and diminishing sunlight.
Cardinal flower, a perennial with vibrant cardinal red flowers, is an excellent pond plant for those who want to add vibrant color and style to their backyard garden pond. Plants that are cold-tolerant can be left in the pond until the top is damaged by frost, at which point all foliage is pruned so that it is level with the top of the pot. Before preparing pond plants for winter, it's a good idea to remove as much dead leaves and debris from the pond as possible and cut off wilted plants around the edge of the pond. Floating aquatic plants, such as water lettuce and water hyacinth, can be removed from the pond before winter and can be made into compost.
Of course, it will depend on the part of the country you live in as to what, if any pond plants, will do well in your pond in the winter months. .