The bog was dug approximately 4 feet deep and 3 feet in diameter. A pond liner was added then the bog refilled with the soil from the hole. The bog was filled with water and the lotus was planted. The lotus remains in the bog year round and each season the leaves and flowers grow larger and larger. The bog remains filled over the winter on its own and is refilled during the summer months if the water level drops below the rocks surrounding the edges. Inspired by one of our own master gardeners with a special interest in lotus bogs.