Perfect timing for Foliage Follow-Up this month as I've been astounded to see the lovely lush greens of . . .
. . . string algae! Although the water temperature is so cold that the koi are in hibernation mode, the algae is thriving. Did you know that giant sea kelp is also a form of multicellular algae?
Unicellular algae is what creates the "pea soup" conditions that our pond commonly suffers through in the spring.
Lots of winter sunshine here allows the algae to photosynthesize and grow, grow, grow!
Thanks to Pam at Digging for hosting Foliage Follow-Up each month! Read more here.