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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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Rhapsody In White

One of now four Ken Landon flavoviren crosses we are selling. This one is already sold out after just 48 days of availability this year. We will have plenty more for 2012. I love the multiple tall white flowers over chocolate pads. I will post some new videos soon.

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Wanvisa price, IWGS verge of a comeback or extinction?

UPDTE 5/16/11: Tamara Kilbane, grower of the International Waterlily Competition plants in Raleigh, NC, has offered her observations and tips for enhanced blooming of Nymphaea ‘Wanvisa’.        “As far as my observations of ‘Wanvisa’ – it is a very fast growing plant and a good bloomer.  We saw an average of 2-4 blooms open each day […]

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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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Texas White List Law is DOA, just hours before the vote of the aquatic plant ban!

The good news flowed from Austin to Houston Tuesday… Here’s the official press release from Senator Hegar’s office: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 26, 2011 FOR INFORMATION CONTACT Lisa Craven (512) 463-0118 Hegar Rejects White List Proposal at Texas Parks and Wildlife Department State Senator says concept is unrealistic approach for Texas Austin, Texas—Today, Texas State […]

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Extinct Waterlily Species N. capensis var Zanzibariensis

Extinct Waterlily Species N. capensis var Zanzibariensis

Still alive in choice collections such as the International Waterlily Collection and a few growers for crossing hybrids. This African native waterlily species is extinct in nature. Species waterlilies are important as you cannot develop strong hybrids the further away from the species material that you have. You begin getting mutations and poor plant qualities. […]

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Pond Outlaws, Texas water plant legislation to sweep more states.

Pond Outlaws, Texas water plant legislation to sweep more states.

[UPDATE 1/27/2011: see the Jan 27th post where the Plant Ban is currently pulled from becoming new law] Water Garden regulation is about to sweep the nation. Texas is finalizing the white list of approved Aquatic Plants. Soon all Taro (over 100 types of Elephant ears), Papyrus, Cattails, Creeping Jenny, and a number of other […]

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‘TANZANITE’ Waterlily Has Arrived

‘TANZANITE’ Waterlily Has Arrived

Would you like to have some nice waterlilies sold locally? Pond Megastore and Champion Bay Aquatics will be adding Tanzanite and about 8 other waterlilies to a list close to 200 other water lilies this spring which are shipped wholesale grown / blooming size to Garden Centers and Landscapers all over the United States.  Tanzanite […]

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Ken Landon: Magnificent work

Ken Landon: Magnificent work

Ken Landon of the International Waterlily Collection in San Angelo Texas is often featured on this blog for his many accomplishments. Today we are publishing his introduction video of “Blue Cloud”. This is one of the best attractions to Civic League Park, and Australian waterlily from Gigantea crossed back over and over again over the […]

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Help keep the Water Garden Plants safe

Help keep the Water Garden Plants safe

The water garden industry is  moderately regulated due to some invasive plants that have a tendency to invade native waters when hobbyists and collectors discard them in waterways. The “former” aquarium trade which is more widespread helped to release many submerged aquatics across North America for more than a century. Today with the internet most […]

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