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Well Fed Waterlilies…

Well Fed Waterlilies…

How do your waterlilies perform? Most comercially available new varieties of waterlilies are pretty good bloomers, as are many old ones. Many tropical waterlilies will have an enormous amount of blooms when properly planted. 1. Do you have the right size container?A two gallon container is pretty standard for medium water gardens but most lilies […]

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Winter Hardy Waterlilies: Helvola, Andreana, and Gloriosa

Winter Hardy Waterlilies: Helvola, Andreana, and Gloriosa

It has been some time since we took a look at some hybrid waterlilies. Today we are going to look at three more. The first is N. Helvola. A wonderful dwarf variety. Dwarf waterlilies should not be planted too deep, they can do just fine from a few inches to close to two feet deep. […]

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Mayla – A wonderful easy growing waterlily

Mayla is a favorite hardy waterlily. Free flowering and for years one of the brightest and larger waterlily. Grow easily in zones 3-8. It will also grow in zones 9-11 but may burn a little in deep summer and under heavy fertilizer. I would suggest a pot 3 gallons or more in size (at least 10″ […]

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Rolf Nelson invites all to discuss the Texas White List at the IWGS September Symposium.

The Texas White List has passed legislation. Jan 1, 2011 most all aquatic plants will be banned in Texas unless species or varieties can now be added to the new “White List”. Unless marked on approved white list waterlilies and other aquatics will be banned from even owning within state lines. I stopped by Nelson’s […]

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2010 Anticipation & Excitment

This morning I got online and at 10:32AM got an email which said simply “Go here…. NOW>>>>>” with a link attached. With the click of a mouse, I saw it was true. From this day forward, Hardy Waterlilies will NEVER again stand as a slightly less impressive plant in the shadows of amazing vibrant tropical waterlilies. “Wanvisa” […]

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TUBER Video, Tim Davis Explains -Tropicals, Hardies, Dividing, and a lot more

TUBER Video, Tim Davis Explains -Tropicals, Hardies, Dividing, and a lot more

Tim Davis recently tested a new video camera we hope we will be sharing all sorts of information with you over the coming years. Since there are few water lilies to look at in April in Ohio we sent the camera to Tim in Houston Texas where he got some clips of the 2010 Nelson’s […]

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Almost Black and other Deep Reds love the North.

     Deep red waterlilies like, Nymphaea Almost Black (left), Nymphaea Black Princess, and Nymphaea Burgundy Princess (photo right) all perform well as flowers up above the Mason Dixon line. The deeper the Red the more sun bleaching that occurs and if you live really far south like my friend Tim Davis, the dark reds are […]

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Excitement in Bloom

Flower Barn co-owner spends a lifetime cultivating beauty Lori Shontz The Penn Stater magazine — At first, all George Griffith wanted was a pond. Just a little one, somewhere in a corner of his family’s land in western Pennsylvania.  After getting permission to dig one, he saved his money to buy a couple of goldfish to live there. After […]

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Did you see a Waterlily or Lotus

Here is the video Ryan put together for us last summer. I thought it might be helpful for some new water gardners this spring. Lotus are tall and stand high out of the water and for the most part lilies pads grow to just about the surface and sit there with flowers inches out of […]

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Landon Fest

Landon Fest

         For myself, the most anticipated event in years will occur in 2010. I would like to tell you there are many hero’s of waterlily history but the numbers of the past are quite few. There are a few people today that have an incredible collection of nymphaea (waterlily) history and have worked for years […]

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