Thatís about it. In the Winter, the pond will offer new kinds of beauty in the ice and snow. The fish will survive with some precautions as mentioned above. Even my baby fish are alive and well. As I said before, the fish become dormant and move very little over the winter. You will see them motionless at the bottom of the pond. They are just conserving their energy. 

I hope this rather long-winded recital is helpful to you. If it sparks an interest in you and you get into water gardening, tell us about it! We can learn from each other. I, and any other readers that I may have, would like to hear about your experiences. I will be happy to post tips and/or pictures as time and space allow. Just email

Go for it! Youíll be glad you did.   

Next:  Before and After


Copyright 2002 Mike Carter. All rights reserved. Reprinting or publication is prohibited without written permission.


[Home] [Up] [Water Garden] [Introduction] [Planning] [Before You Begin] [Get Started] [Dig In] [Finishing Touches] [In The Pond] [Around The Pond] [Fish] [Enjoy] [Care and Maintenance] [Winterizing] [Summary] [Before and After] [Update]