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Water Garden Cannas

Water Garden Cannas

Canna come in so many colors (white, pink, peach, orange, red, yellow) including multi colors and variegated. A tropical plant that can easily be taken care of from year to year by simply keeping the root dry in your basement or garage. Many canna such as the Longwood hybrids can be used as bog plants […]

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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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Mayla – A wonderful easy growing waterlily

Mayla is a favorite hardy waterlily. Free flowering and for years one of the brightest and larger waterlily. Grow easily in zones 3-8. It will also grow in zones 9-11 but may burn a little in deep summer and under heavy fertilizer. I would suggest a pot 3 gallons or more in size (at least 10″ […]

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Ultra Violet: The Summer Videos

Ultra Violet: The Summer Videos

The 2008 Best New Waterlily is a remarkable plant. Ultra Violet has grown so quickly and within weeks of fertilizing has big pads and up to 8 buds each day on the surface here in Ohio. I am using Ken Landon fertilizer 7802. The pads and flowers as you will see are just incredible. The […]

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FOXFIRE: The amazing tropical waterlily. Can bloom 3 days and up to 36hrs without closing.

FOXFIRE: The amazing tropical waterlily. Can bloom 3 days and up to 36hrs without closing.

The amazing Foxfire, loved by most who have seen her was developed by Craig Presnell, one of the parents being Ampla, a large species waterlily. Grown very large in the south the adult plants can get 15 feet across easily but only after many months of growing, lots of sunlight, and about a 20 gallon […]

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Blooming Tropical Waterlilies in Indiana, during APRIL?

Blooming Tropical Waterlilies in Indiana, during APRIL?

       Update to Matt Garver’s overwintering of tropicals in Indiana, his plant (Panama Pacific) not only overwintered as we shared with you a few months ago in the Thermoplanter but it began blooming in April. He sent me these photos on April 24th but I have not had much time to update the blog. It is […]

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Winter care of Tropical Waterlilies 2009-2010

In any given year you would consider water gardeners overwintering tropical waterlilies likley in Northern states. With such short growing seasons in the north its actually people in hardiness zones 6 and south that have more luck overwintering.  This winter was long and hard all the way to the Gulf Coast. Darren, a good water garden friend in Austin […]

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Cold Nymphaea? Overwintering Tropical Waterlilies

Cold Nymphaea? Overwintering Tropical Waterlilies

There are multiple methods used to overwinter Tropical Waterlilies. A few varieties seem to be able to grow indoors with some sunshine and care. A heated greenhouse works very well but few people have access to these.  Learn how to locate and store tubers, keep some tropicals in well lit fish tanks and more in […]

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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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Waterlily vs Lotus … please read the guide

Waterlily vs Lotus … please read the guide

HERE IS THE PLANTING GUIDE: ” ” Lilies and Lotus are different. Beginning water gardeners may not know this. To those of us who grow its simple. The roots are different, the leaves, the planting, the tubers, the flowers. For beginners remember lotus stand high out of the water, the leaves and flowers can grow […]

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