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Old 06-02-2010, 05:01 PM
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Oh, the joy!


Oh, the joy plants bring to me. I'm so thrilled at this moment, I can't stand it. Yall know I had to share my joy with you.


My first water lily in bloom - and my fav color

Let's party yall!


Can anyone feel the excitement? I haven't felt this way since my Bird of Paradise bloomed last year.
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Old 06-02-2010, 05:20 PM
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Oh FD that is just beautiful girl! Congrats!!! You are so good with your plants, I love you pics.
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Old 06-02-2010, 05:23 PM
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Congrats! That's a beautiful color!
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Old 06-02-2010, 07:44 PM
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FD this is great!!!! It is gorgeous and I am so happy to hear that it made it through the winter for you to put on the beautiful show!!
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Old 06-02-2010, 09:11 PM
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Ohhhh. wish I had that in my little pond and you had a bigger one. LOL It is gorgeous!!!!
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Old 06-02-2010, 11:18 PM
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Just beautiful. Just wait until your daughter likes to swim in your pond. She will want a up close relation with your lilies. I could never keep my son out of any gardens pond. He thought "NO!" was a japanese form of theater when it came to water. I could flap my jaws all day and he would go in as soon as my back was turned.
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Old 06-03-2010, 04:54 PM
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Thanks RR! I try to keep them happy and in return, 'they show their stuff' like for example, this water lily bloom!

Thanks mp and BFG! mr, thanks, and yes I overwintered some. When the temps got down to lower 20's, this little baby got put in a bucket of water and into the shed she went. She's thanking me now in her beautiful show!


mara, well, I don't have to worry about a son or dau. entering my fountain, as I do not have any children. But it must have been some feat for you to keep your son from your pond in his younger days, oh, the memories right? They sound like very nice ones!

Well, yesterday, several hours after I saw my first water lily in bloom, I saw that she did this.

I couldn't believe the baby as she laid over and I wondered had I missed her bloom possibly the day before. Was a little saddened to see that.

But, this morning, she awakened to show herself!

And of course, I was so surprised and so very pleased. Now I'll have to check and see how long she will be in bloom. Hope all enjoyed!

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Old 06-03-2010, 05:00 PM
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So beautiful FD....I am so happy for you!! Way to go girl
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Old 06-03-2010, 05:01 PM
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Well, what day is the first bloom going on now?
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Old 06-03-2010, 06:45 PM
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Day two.
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Old 06-04-2010, 03:44 AM
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I love it!

Have you tried Lotus FL? The scent of lotus is truly magnificent. IMO, it is the purest, most uplifting flower scent.
I would have a pondful of them if I could!
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Old 06-04-2010, 05:10 PM
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Thanks kem. I do have Lotus as well and waiting for her bloom. Oh goody, can't wait to take in her scent when she arrives!

Day Three
A day in a life of my first water lily bloom

First thing I did this a.m. while out in the garden was check on my water lily.

a view at 8:30 a.m. -starting to awaken from her beauty rest.




By 10:30 a.m. miss pretty decided to open in full.


By 4:00 p.m., she decides to rest again.

I'm enjoying just watching to see what she will do in a day, very interesting.

Let's see what day 4 will bring tomorrow. Hope she is still around.
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Old 06-05-2010, 06:20 PM
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Day 4
May the pretty little one rest in peace

My first water lily in bloom. She hadn't opened the whole day. I did enjoy her beauty tho, for three days!
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Old 06-06-2010, 03:16 AM
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love it !!!!, red, red, red, is it ??
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Old 06-06-2010, 11:01 AM
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Thanks saba! It was magenta, sort of hot pink in color, soo soo pretty.
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