We planted the pond the other day. All the plants are in the water without pots, except for the water lilies. They need to be too deep, so we'll wait until next spring when we change the water in the pond to plant them. I'd need a scuba mask to plant them now. Ick. There was a little garter snake hanging out in the rocks watching us, or maybe it was after the frogs in the pond. We saw three different kinds of frogs in the pond that day. We're putting some goldfish in soon.