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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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Chinese Lotus update: Day 17

                                        Day 17, Three of the new Chinese Lotus, ‘Drunken Concubine out of Bath’ (left), ‘Red Lantern’ (right), and ‘Dasa Jin’ (back). Each is growing faster as return to warm days in the 80s and lows […]

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Lotus (nelumbo) 2011

Planting Spring Lotus … order soon most vendors will be out in the next 3-6 weeks for the year. Our lotus tubers ship with excellent growing tips. Only Lotus and water hawthorne are shipped as tubers. Our waterlilies and marginals arrive as adult sized plants usually with buds. Lotus can be blooming in just 6 […]

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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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Chinese Lotus: Glowing Clouds in Evening & Golden Horse with Jade Belt…

Chinese Lotus: Glowing Clouds in Evening & Golden Horse with Jade Belt…

Two more small (tea cup) or exquisite of bowl lotus have been added to the Pond Megastore 2011 Chinese Lotus Collection. Both being small  you want these in a small container with only about 4 inches of water over the root system. These make wonderful patio gardens and even tabletop gardens. The reason they are […]

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3 New Lotus and more coming next week.

3 New Lotus and more coming next week.

Just added for 2011 from the suppliers at Pond Megastore are three new lotus from China. The lotus selection exploded last spring with over 50 new additions to the typical dozen or so common American varieties. The response was overwhelming, especially with consumers who are from countries where these lotus are so popular, namely Vietnam, […]

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Lotus in containers and water gardens

Lotus in containers and water gardens

Earlier this week we have added out 100th video. Most all now in high definition so we hope you can enjoy them in full screen to get a great view of some of the plants. I recently viewed the videos in HD on a 60 inch tv and the quality was remarkable if you choose […]

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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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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 feet in diameter. Luckily he told me there was nothing to […]

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