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Lotus at Auburn with Warner

Lotus at Auburn with Warner

Here is a video of some of the lotus Warner is growing at Auburn. Here Warner explains to me the varieties and growing procedures this year in one of many spots on Campus containing Lotus. Make sure volume is on. Learn more about Warner and he Auburn lotus in Issues 2 & 3 of the […]

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LOTUS Issue

LOTUS Issue

Tim Davis has recently published the 2nd quarter IWGS Journal for 2010 and a few of my photos from my southern trip were used. I hope to visit Auburn and Ten Mile Creek again. Everyone including Warner, Bills, Laura, and Steve let me in on some great lotus learning and shared so many new varieties […]

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New Salmon Lobelia & Landon Fertilizer

New Salmon Lobelia & Landon Fertilizer

Salmon Lobelia: New Pink Lobelia that blooms from June until just before frost. Hardy to Zone 4. The plant has been given plenty of room to grow but have only reached about 14″ tall. Slightly shorter than the cardinal lobelia but should be comparable perhaps as it gets older. The second part of the video […]

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LOTUS SHIPPING NOW

Lotus are sent only in the spring. Freight to nurseries and tubers to homeowners. Anyone can grow their own lotus in 6-10 weeks in the USA and if planted in a pot in the pond it should come back every year. Here are some lotus available now. Notice the growing tips on the tubers have many […]

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“Iris Secret” Avoiding Spring Algae

            I should start by saying that this works in properly maintained water gardens. If you refer to your water garden as fish pond or koi pond that is the first signal you might lean more on the fish and less on the garden. In the spring remember not to begin feeding your fish […]

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Hibiscus Sunrise (Hibiscus acetosella ‘Sunrise’)

   New for 2010! Buy this pond plant and others at Pond Megastore Hibiscus Sunrise (Hibiscus acetosella ‘Sunrise’) This bog plant was developed by Florida Aquatic Nurseries. A seedling of the Red Night Booming Hibiscus (Hibiscus acetosella) Hibiscus ‘ Sunrise’ displays bright yellow flowers with a red throat that are open during the night and […]

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Experts Grant Mitchell & Warner Orozco-Obando

Experts Grant Mitchell & Warner Orozco-Obando

. . 2010 Eastern China Lotus Exploration & Water Garden Tour With Grant Mitchell and Warner Orozco-Obando July 15-30 and Aug 3-17th 2010 Please contact if interested!    Day 1 : Arrive Guanzhou Bai Yun Airport transport to hotel    Day 2 : Day excursion to Lotus Mountain gardens. This garden is about 100 acres and includes […]

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Natural Shoreline Restoration

Natural Shoreline Restoration

          Recently I was asked about deteriorating shoreline on a lakefront property. Natural shorelines whether it be the ocean or a simple farm pond seem hard for us humans to keep exactly where we want them. Erosion can be caused by many things from wave movement to animal invasion. Often shoreline problems are caused […]

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‘Bogbean’ also known as ‘buckbean’ or ‘march clover’

‘Bogbean’ also known as ‘buckbean’ or ‘march clover’

(Menyanthus trifoliata) A marginal water garden plant or bog plant that can be grown down to about 9 or 10 inches deep. does well in slow moving water like streams too. In summer the plant has attractive  clusters of small star shaped white flowers. Plant in early spring in baskets directly in the pond at […]

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NEW Nesaea pedicellata “Golden”

NEW Nesaea pedicellata “Golden”

This year we added a few new submerged plants to our availability and 2009 looks like we will have at least one additional submerged mid-ground plant. Now adding a deep golden to orange beautiful variety. A few months ago Brandon McLane sent us some sample plants after our great success growing Red Star Ludwigia (Burgundy/Red) as a […]

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