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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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Allison and The Victoria Longwood, one year later

Last year we brought you pictures of baby Allison laying on a victoria lilypad at the San Angelo International Waterlily Collection. This year as we returned we not only took some photos of now one year old baby Allison but shot a minute of footage with her sitting on the lilypad. Her mom, Melody, works […]

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Facebook Fix

We did fix the facebook link on the sidebar. Please Join over 6000 people on our facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/PondMegastore There are constant water garden photo contests in which you can win free pond plants or waterlilies of your choosing. The new PondMegastore.com is also still being updated with new help and resource pages. New features […]

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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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Our Nephew…

Our Nephew…

  Shortly after our last post came a personal tragedy for our family. Our two year old, one and only nephew died on March 21st of a tragic accident. This is the reason for our delay in spring interests and writing. We thank all those that know us for your thoughts and prayers. Our friends and […]

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A Lotus worth $5.5 Billion

A Lotus worth $5.5 Billion

Paula Biles has updated us with some more cultural influences from the Lotus and both remarkable by the way. First unlike anything seen today in the United States, Singapore has finished a world arts center & museum designed in the shape of a giant lotus flower. Sitting along the water front just as a true lotus would […]

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Earth, Ocean, and Solar Cycles

Earth, Ocean, and Solar Cycles

In the UK just two years ago news declared “Winter is Dead”, and cited that children will now grow up not knowing what snow is except in rare circumstances. They even interviewed Dr Nigel Taylor, curator of Kew Gardens. Kew has a great amount of waterlily data and is referenced often by WGI. This December […]

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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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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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Easter 2010, Dubai Fountain

Easter 2010, Dubai Fountain

I posted something for Easter last year, and my favorite sister-in-law shared something fascinating with me recently that I thought I would share with any blog visitors. This fountain in Dubai at the base of the worlds largest building plays the lords prayer (in rotation with other music). Baba Yetu, is actually “Our Lord’s Prayer” […]

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