Our backyard gets the most sun in the winter so I expected most of the frost to be gone, but was surprised to see half of the pond still covered in a layer of ice.
I'm so glad I got the pond cleaned out recently. The water is so cold now it hurts my hands when I reached into the water. Once it's Fall I quit topping the pond off with water so part of the ugly liner shows now. One thing I wish we would've taken more time with in installing the pond was making sure the liner was put in better.
The fish are all at the bottom of the pond, but still swimming around. They look so vibrant "under ice".
I love this fern that grows by the pond. I can never remember what it's called. It stays evergreen and the new growth has an almost "furry" texture. If anyone knows I'd love to find out.
Geranium 'Wargrave Pink' finally gave up blooming this week but still looks pretty with a little frosting.
Heuchera 'Harvest Lemon Chiffon' has really nice yellow foliage. It takes part sun and I'm a little concerned it's going to get too much sun where it is now. Guess today isn't the day to move it :)
We are having record lows here in the Seattle area right now. Highs in the mid 30's and low's in the lower 20's. I don't think the frozen pond will be thawing out anytime soon.