hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

Re: Re:snow day

For us, winter is the easiest time to have fish. Our koi stay in the  
pond (on the bottom, kind of hibernating) all winter. Our pond has a  
waterfall, which keeps a spot of open water most of the winter. Were  
we to have a real sub zero winter, we would haul out the deicer. Have  
never lost a hardy fish to cold. We do bring in the pleicostomas  
(sp?) if we can catch them, and as many mollys as we can before our  
water temps go below 40F. DH has a large stock tank in the basement  
for overwintering tropical waterplants - the tender fish go there.

Cathy, west central IL, z5b - back from almost 2 weeks in Steamboat  
Springs, and trying desperately to catch up!

On Feb 14, 2007, at 2:54 PM, TeichFlora@aol.com wrote:

> Can't really relate to the amount of snow, etc.....and this might  
> be really
> a dumb question.....but, don't most folks bring in the fish  for  
> the winter to
> the basement into a temporary pond???  I know a few  ponders that  
> have done
> this for years, along with their tropical lilies,  etc.  I just  
> assumed most
> folks do this too.   What  about the de-icers and things like that  
> which are to
> guard against losing  the fish, keeping an air hole open????
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
> In a message dated 2/14/2007 11:03:21 AM Central Standard Time,
> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
> It has  buried my patio furniture on the west side and even the
> pond is totally  covered and over the bridge which I estimate makes  
> it 3ft
> deep
> there  too..(not good, gonna loose my fish!)..
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the

To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the

Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement