Backyard Pond

Discussion of backyard pond, frogs, goldfish and plants.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Black Magic Not So Magic

 Three weeks ago the Black Magic plants in the pond drooped badly after a cold night.  They looked so sad.  I trimmed off the leaves and moved them to the greenhouse where they will stay until spring.   And then two weeks ago, we had a hard freeze when the overnight temperature dropped to 25 degrees.  That was it for the Elephant Ears as their giant leaves bent over to the ground.  After a couple of days the stems turned very mushy.  With luck, they will come back strong next year.