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Victoria Waterlilies, up close with Tim Davis

Victoria Waterlilies, up close with Tim Davis

About two nights before the 2010 International Waterlily and Water Garden Society Symposium and Lilyfest 2010 Civic League Park was very ready for the onset of tourists. Tim Davis took our camera down into the perfect main pool for some up close shots of Victoria Cruziana and Victoria Longwood. He shows you the emerging pads, […]

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Too much news, is really good news

Too much news, is really good news

      Well folks, though I have been growing aquatic plants for many years, over 17 years, I am still quite young luckily and have plenty more knowledge to absorb. This blog is honestly as much for myself as a reference or journal to look back on as it is to share with you. I want […]

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So you might not ever see the “first” Blue Hardy Lily…

So you might not ever see the “first” Blue Hardy Lily…

      Unfortunately I did not stay until the end of St. Charles IL symposium. Over the weekend Pairat Songpanich, creator of “Nymphaea ‘Siam Blue Hardy’, spoke about the creation of the worlds first Blue hardy Waterlily. From what I know and I don’t know everything, there may not be a second plant. Though completely possible […]

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NEW 2010 Water Lily Preview, after so many new water lilies in 2009

NEW 2010 Water Lily Preview, after so many new water lilies in 2009

         This post is more of a twitter announcement than an actual blog post but, get ready for some facinating new species for 2010. As I update this blog with photos of the 2009 new species growing this summer consider some great new colors for bogs, shelves, and water lilies for 2010. We hope to […]

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IWGS Symposium 7-16-09 Journal

Today was a fantasmic beginning to this weeks events. Highlights included much of the day at Chicago Botanical Gardens. A wonderful tour of much of the 6 miles of shoreline were visited. Hardy water lilies, bog plants, lotus and more including Japanese gardens, waterfalls, all among the other gardens and a great shoreline luncheon.  I got […]

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IWGS Symposium Wed 7-15-2009

Have been at the Pheasant Run Resort for about 5 hrs.  It is wonderful, so many acres, golf courses, 3 swimming pools, shopping center and own theater. I am calling it an early evening. Pics if I can get them uploaded tomorrow. Zac

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2009 INTERNATIONAL WATER GARDEN SYMPOSIUM

LIVE UPDATES FROM CHICAGO START TONIGHT! St. Charles, IL home of the 2009 International Water Garden and Water Lily Symposium… THE ONLINE WATER LILY AUCTION IS ACTIVE AND OPEN UNTIL SATURDAY!

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Summer Perfection (Part 1) My perfect Bogs

      The following photos are of my dear friends Greg and Marcia’s pond. Rebuilt in the summer of 2004, Greg and Marcia had a preexisting pond and amazing outdoor train hobby collection Greg had maintained since I believe the early 1990s. Longtime pond owners Greg and Marcia had a fairly good idea of what they […]

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Meet me in St. Charles…

Meet me in St. Charles…

      In a few days we will be heading west to St. Charles for the annual symposium. This years 5 day tour will feature Mr. Pairat Songpanich from Thailand. A special auction, local garden tours, a tour of the aquascapes building and facility, a Biotope Tour at Elgin Community College. And much more. Early registration […]

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2010 Aquatic Plants!

What I mean to say is I want to know over the next 6 weeks or so what additional species you would like to see from our nurseries. We offer more aquatic species than any other retail supplier in the world thanks to our superior Florida growers who are constantly creating new impressive species but […]

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