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Water Hyacinth, being regulated into Oblivion

Kelly Billing and I have been discussing the threat to the most popular water garden plant for many months so we may not be as happy as our photos appear regarding this subject. Each year now it seems more states are regulating and restricting the sale of the water hyacinth. Understandable in Florida, Coastal Texas […]

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New Web Stuff

In the past few months we have added 700 waterlilies in total to the new website WaterlilyDatabase.com . Over 1600 photos and over 100 videos. At the same time we have been working with the International Waterlily Collection in San Angelo Texas and  Austin Texas on a Super World Waterlily Event in conjunction with LilyFest. Details on this […]

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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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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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Lotus Root Salad

On my aquatic adventures this year I was able to eat lotus in 3 spots. With my friend Laura in Alabama who introduced me to lotus seeds. Yummy! In Sarasota with my friend Paula Biles at the first Lotus festival I tried Lotus Salad. A pickled lotus in rice vinegar, sweetened. Finally, I went Kayaking […]

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Lotus Seedling with Tony Moore

Today Tony Moore, creator of such new waterlilies as the incredible Ruby Star and Black Cherry shares a lotus seedling growing out of the seed. Enjoy in full screen.

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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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Planting your lotus tubers…

This week we planted many of the newer Chinese Lotus from Laura and Bill Bancroft so why not post both the photos of the potted plants and instructions from three of the best Lotus growers one could find. From Expert Growers Laura Bancroft, Bill Bancroft, and Dr. Ken Tilt: “Put several inches of good topsoil […]

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Waterlily and pond plant nursery!

Everything is ready to be shipped to homes, the lilies are bright and lively. Today we have a video of our packing of pond plants and waterlilies and a look at some plants growing in the Nursery. You will see dwarf papyrus, society flower or socity garlic in bloom, Louisiana Iris, frog bit, waterlily growing […]

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