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What we did this winter…

Though it looks like the blog has been away all winter we have been actively loading new content to the web since August 2011. Larry Nau, Tim Davis, Zac deGarmeaux and a few select other wonderful waterlily lovers have launched the first phase of a new waterlily organization. World Waterlily And Lotus Association (WWALA). The […]

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Nymphaea Hidden Violet, from Randy McDonald

Nymphaea Hidden Violet. Properly N. ‘Hidden Violet’, is a newer hardy waterlily released by Randy McDonald. Originally a seedling of N. ‘Attraction’, from Perry Slocum, Perry sold about 100 seedlings to Brad McLane around the year 2000. Brad in turn sold many of the seedlings to Randy during a time there was a slight shortage […]

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Texas Dawn dedication as the State Waterlily of Texas

Three weeks ago our friends Ken Landon and Tim Davis put on the 7th annual Lilyfest celebration with over 240 waterlilies in Civic League Park in San Angelo. This year three new waterlilies were dedicated and the 1980s favorite Texas Dawn made by Ken Landon was honored as recently becoming the state waterlily of Texas. […]

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Video of my friend Mike Giles Purple Hardy Waterlilies

I know I have gone a month without a post and that is not common for me as it is some other blogs. I promise the amount of documented content I have gathered on trips this year will be worth it. I spent the past few days with my friend Mike Giles and many, many […]

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Emily G. Hutchings, James Brydon, and Wood’s Blue Goddess

Today we look at three excellent waterlilies available from our sponsor www.PondMegastore.com , just to remember you can own these three. Many of the videos we share are of course new off the market waterlilies. We have Emily Grant Hutchings. One of George Prings most incredible night blooming waterlilies, this video though not narrated will […]

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Tanzanite – the video

Just how Purple is Tanzanite? It actually causes problems with our still photo as the purple (ultraviolet) wavelength is somewhat short and confuses the camera but our Camcorder did a fairly good job. Take a look, note also the fragrance on the flower is amazing. I never cut them and smell them but just being […]

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Jack Wood – Great Red Waterlily

Jack Wood has been a popular red tropical waterlily for years. Recently outshined by ‘Charlies’ Pride’ by charels winch and then ‘Bull’s Eye’ by Florida Aquatics. Jack wood remains an incredible red bloomer. Take a look at all the blooms on the plant in the second half of todays video blog. This waterlily is currently […]

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Waterily Seedlings

Today Mike Giles shows us many of his new hardy blue and purple waterlilies. These intersubgeneric waterlilies, Hardy x Tropical crosses are many of the first from North America. Mike has been crossing them since 2005 and these are the first ever videos of the plants. Beginning in 2012 PondMegastore.com will have exclusive sales rights […]

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Purple Satin, The Purple Hardy Waterlily by Mike Giles

We hope these waterlilies will some day soon be available from PondMegastore.com. Purple Satin or one of the many new purple and blue hardy brother and sister plants created by Mike Giles. Last week I went and visited Mike on his farm and documented the first video of the Purple and Blue hardy waterlilies. All […]

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quickly view lots of waterlilies in bloom!

quickly view lots of waterlilies in bloom!

We stiched a video together quickly yesterday morning of many many waterlilies in bloom. In the video you will see both hardy and tropicals that we sell. Since not all are marked as (like you will see ‘Star of Saim’, and  ‘Panama Pacific’) you can ask us what the waterlily is at a certain timeframe in the […]

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