Backyard Pond

Discussion of backyard pond, frogs, goldfish and plants.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

The Freeze Comes

It finally happened, later than last year but the first serious frost has arrived. The easy way to tell is to look at our Elephant Ears. They tend to do ok until the temperature drops below freezing and then - WATCH OUT!! They look terrible. The leaves start to brown and lose all of their body, they just sag. These pictures show the before and after of the plants beside the shed door. Now comes the work: I have to cut them down to the ground and haul the leaves and stems away. Once again I will leave the bulbs in the ground and see what happens next year.


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