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New Waterlily & Water Garden Plants 2014 (part 1)

Sorry to say that this blog has suffered as many others due to lack of updates. That aside lets talk about the new wonderful plants we experienced in 2014. This summer we had the new / old pennywort ‘Crystal Ball’. An amazing performer that holds variegation in low nutrition water. In high nutrition you get […]

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Bimini Twist, new waterlily. Is there a catch?

Bimini Twist is a new waterlily, purple with hundreds of petals and a nicely mottled leaf from Florida Aquatic. I would love to say it is a near perfect purple which in looks it is, but there is a flaw. Bimini Twist has a short bloom time forĀ  a tropical / annual waterlily. Acting more […]

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Texas Dawn dedication as the State Waterlily of Texas

Three weeks ago our friends Ken Landon and Tim Davis put on the 7th annual Lilyfest celebration with over 240 waterlilies in Civic League Park in San Angelo. This year three new waterlilies were dedicated and the 1980s favorite Texas Dawn made by Ken Landon was honored as recently becoming the state waterlily of Texas. […]

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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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Waterliles and Tree Frogs

When I visited my buddy Tim in Texas and hs wife Debbie last month I was shocked to see a pool full of Waterlilies and baby tree frogs in his yard. The Tree frogs hatched in the pool and find comefort in the daytime sitting inside the petals of the Waterlilies. Here is a short […]

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Emily G. Hutchings, James Brydon, and Wood’s Blue Goddess

Today we look at three excellent waterlilies available from our sponsor www.PondMegastore.com , just to remember you can own these three. Many of the videos we share are of course new off the market waterlilies. We have Emily Grant Hutchings. One of George Prings most incredible night blooming waterlilies, this video though not narrated will […]

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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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Tanzanite – the video

Just how Purple is Tanzanite? It actually causes problems with our still photo as the purple (ultraviolet) wavelength is somewhat short and confuses the camera but our Camcorder did a fairly good job. Take a look, note also the fragrance on the flower is amazing. I never cut them and smell them but just being […]

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Jack Wood – Great Red Waterlily

Jack Wood has been a popular red tropical waterlily for years. Recently outshined by ‘Charlies’ Pride’ by charels winch and then ‘Bull’s Eye’ by Florida Aquatics. Jack wood remains an incredible red bloomer. Take a look at all the blooms on the plant in the second half of todays video blog. This waterlily is currently […]

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