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Jennifer Rebecca, by Ken Landon

Jennifer Rebecca, by Ken Landon

One of my very favorite waterlilies from Ken Landon he developed back around 1990 and has been in the trade for a few years. Jennifer Rebecca is a very deep red nightblooming waterlily that can stay open very late each morning and will not wilt as other deep red waterlilies do in the summer heat. […]

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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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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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LOTUS removing an established area.

LOTUS removing an established area.

Bill Bancroft brought “Peach with Raindrops” a hybrid lotus to a farm pond on his property that had not had any lotus introduced to it. The lotus began spreading quickly along the shore and by the following summer had established an area a couple hundred feetĀ in diameter. Luckily he told me there was nothing to […]

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Lotus ‘Apricot Pink’

Lotus ‘Apricot Pink’

Bill Bancroft briefly introduces us to one of the newly imported Chinese Lotus “Apricot Pink”. Beginning as a pink flower upon opening it fades in the sunlight more to a cream or white lotus by the time each bloom is nearly finished. Apricot Pink is a wonderful bloomer and can bloom from 6 weeks after […]

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Representative Drew Darby helps on the Texas White List

Representative Drew Darby helps on the Texas White List

[UPDATE 1/27/2011: see the Jan 27th post where the Plant Ban is currently pulled from becoming new law] If you have not heard, the Texas legislature passed a goofy if not terrible bill banning all aquatic plants (pond plants) not listed on a government approved “white list” beginning January 1st 2011. Passed in 2009 without […]

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New Nymphaea Nightblooming Species from India, Celon Pink

New Nymphaea Nightblooming Species from India, Celon Pink

Brought to trade in Thailand but found in India, the IWPR has recently finished research into this plant named Celon Pink prior to the study. This night bloomer is very nice with light pink outer sepals and white interior petals and bright yellow stamens. Tim Davis and Ken Landon speak briefly about this exciting new […]

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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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Brandon McLane (Part 1) Hybridizing Waterlilies

Brandon McLane (Part 1) Hybridizing Waterlilies

The History of Florida Aquatic Nurseries goes back 50 years and the water garden division stems back to the early 1990s. Brandon McLane (3rd Generation family business after Dr. William and Brad, his grandfather and father respectively) introduces a brief history of chance seedlings from Blue Spider, William McLane, to Key Lime, Bull’s Eye, and […]

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EXCLUSIVE CONTENT – World introduction to Ken Landon’s Tropical Waterlily Tuber Storage up to 10 years.

EXCLUSIVE CONTENT – World introduction to Ken Landon’s Tropical Waterlily Tuber Storage up to 10 years.

This video is exclusive, it can be shared with permission. Ken Landon recently (Sept 2010) shared his way of tropical lily tuber storage. For years the jar sand method over 1 season has resulted in about 20% mortaility. That of course is not good especially when you have nearly 2000 lilies and 90% of the […]

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