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Is it possible to overwinter tropical lilies? Pond Wiser 330-833-FROG

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

Is it possible to overwinter tropical lilies? The short answer is yes. Our preference is to allow the tropical lily to go dormant for the winter. First thing, stop fertilizing them. Then remove the lily from the planting basket. Take out the tubers and rinse each one well with a strong stream of water. Trim off remnants of roots or stems. Store the tubers in a glass jar that is filled with damp, not wet, peat moss, sphagnum moss, or sand. Keep the container in a room that stays over 50 degrees. Check them once a month. If they are dried out, spritz them with water. Once water temps get above 60 degrees in the spring, they can be replanted into the basket with fresh soil.

Tuesday Talk Pond Wiser Answers Great Pond Questions Brown Water in my pond 330-833-FROG

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

For the next few weeks, as the season is winding down, we will be having a #Tuesdaytalk Q: What causes brown water in my pond? A: Sometimes when the seasons change from summer to fall, pond owners experience brown water. Usually this is tea-colored water and is known as Debris Tea. This occurs when leaves and/or pine needles fall into your water feature. The tannins in them cause the discoloration. #Tuesdaytalk #goodtalk #youjustbecamepondwiser #pondwiser #starkcoohio #nowinnorthcanton