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Old 08-08-2012, 11:22 PM
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Hardy water lillies


Hi everyone ,

Here are my hardy water lilies I got this year a month or two ago:



They must like me a lot! It produced the flower and tons of leafs after I had them a while
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:28 AM
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How beautiful! I love your little pond
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:30 AM
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Thanks

My yard is too small for a pond, so I bought a "lotus tub" from the local pond and aquatic plant place.

I was trying to do some sacred water lotus (Nucifera nelumbo) but I couldn't get them to stay alive during dormancy so this year I just bought some hardy lilies.
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:42 AM
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Your lily is beautiful and sure does seem happy where you have it. What a neat idea for a small yard lotus pond.
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:15 PM
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What hw3ppens come winter? I did that yoo
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:17 PM
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The place I bought them from suggested digging a hole big enough for the container to fit in and cover them with something and hope for the best
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:34 PM
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Very nice! Good luck and keep us posted how she turns out come after winter.
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:43 PM
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I am hoping for seeds also But according to the place I bought them from seeds are very hard to get on these.

We have to call the miss dig or whatever it is to make sure we can dig that much in our yard.
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:03 PM
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So pretty! A lotus garden is in my future .. I've tried a few times with no success but I'll keep trying. How deep is your tub and what kind of substrate are you using?
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:11 PM
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I don't know how deep it is, at least a foot but probably more. Guessing anyways.

I am using fired clay (so its kind of like clay and small rocks) that I buy from the aquatic center were I got the lilies.
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Xeolyte View Post:
So pretty! A lotus garden is in my future .. I've tried a few times with no success but I'll keep trying. How deep is your tub and what kind of substrate are you using?
Cool idea..and pretty lily
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:17 PM
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Can't remember who, but someone suggested unscented clay cat litter for substrate - it's probably cheaper than what you got.
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:20 PM
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I can't remember how much the clay was... Its not a commercial brand. The aquatic nursery I go to is in the yard of a couple and so the prices seem cheaper than, lets say, lowes or something. The clay wasn't extremely high, I think 5-10 bucks a large bag?
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:42 PM
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Huh, thought it would be more expensive.
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