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#357777 Jun 11th, 2012 at 06:27 AM
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I began a little late this year---below you will see a water Iris and a Water lily : 5-22-12

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This is them in my half barrel: 5-22-12

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Then the "pea soup" came: 5-28-12

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so moving on the pea soup went away:

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Here it all is today after a rain storm--My first lily clapBeautiful but small...

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a close up:

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Carol - I think your water lily plant looks great! Give it a little time and it will reward you with more leaves and flowers. Did you feed it with tomato spikes this time around?

Can't really see your iris in the last pictures - is it doing ok?


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Pretty!


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Very pretty lilly.



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so pretty...


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it is beautiful....I am not sure if mine is still alive boohoo All the leaves died away, but it does look like there are new leaves, but yours really took off!


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Originally Posted by plants 'n pots
Carol - I think your water lily plant looks great! Give it a little time and it will reward you with more leaves and flowers. Did you feed it with tomato spikes this time around?

Can't really see your iris in the last pictures - is it doing ok?


Lynne--I didnt add any spikes as there were a bunch of what I took to be fertilizer rocks in the bottom of teh grass bundle of the lily tuber.


I do not have much hope for the iris---when I planted it, it has several green spiky leaves--now there it jsut one small one--but then it is green so we shall see. The leaves of my water lily are a varigated red/green and beautiful but they, like the flower, are small. As I have said, I really think these were propagated to be grown in a smaller container garden.---but it is all very pretty just the same.

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Originally Posted by fabrictodyefor
it is beautiful....I am not sure if mine is still alive boohoo All the leaves died away, but it does look like there are new leaves, but yours really took off!


Bobbie: they all die but then new ones take their place.
As each leave begins to die---feel down and pinch off the expired green pads stem as far down as you can feel the stem, to prevent it from winding around the other "good" stems in the water--- and yes new ones come, and will all season.


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I read this before going to bed and dreamed that I went shopping for some lol I was arguing with DH in the store that I needed them but he wanted to spend the money on beer (and the man doesn't even drink) touched



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Originally Posted by Sunflowers
I read this before going to bed and dreamed that I went shopping for some lol I was arguing with DH in the store that I needed them but he wanted to spend the money on beer (and the man doesn't even drink) touched



..... haha haha haha Ah, you have made my day....That dream is just too good. haha haha


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Carol - you didn't leave the stuff the tuber was packed in on the tuber when you planted it, did you? I think that is what you are calling the "grass bundle"? That will impeded healthy root growth, therfore making the plant smaller than it could be. I would still fertilize with the tomato spikes. I do it often during the summer.

Right now I have 7 blooms with more buds surfacing. Granted, mine are in a much larger space and have room to spread, but yours should do just fine.


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Thanks for the information. kissie
wow 7 blooms---good for you !!!!


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Not to many flowers this year--I have a tiny yellow one today--sorry I did not get a picture. BUT I did get a picture of this froggie day before yesterday: here ya go Lynne:
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so tell me...can I remove the lily and clean out the tub & put new water in it?? the sides of the barrel are scuzzy for some reason..


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Cute frog, Carol. Most of ours are not so colorful.


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Nice frog, Carol. He's a bit different than mine - yours has those nice spots on it.

I would do a 1/2 water change - first I would scrub the sides - looks like algae from your very hot weather.


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Originally Posted by plants 'n pots

I would do a 1/2 water change - first I would scrub the sides - looks like algae from your very hot weather.


thanks for the complement--and thanks for the information...


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Lynne sent me a few of her "extra" water lily tubers. I planted them, the algea came....I removed them from the water, cleaned them off & then cleaned out the half barrel, & returned them to a clean water home. They have been fine since. yesterday (6-30-13) I got my first flower shewinks

here it is, Isn't it beautiful ??


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here is the same flower in another view.

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Beautiful Carol, and Congrats! clap clap


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VERY NICE CAROL/

I TOSSED MINE LAST FALL.


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So pretty.


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That flower is fantastic, Carol! Look at the difference between that one, and your first one last year - this one is so much fuller. Your leaves look very healthy too. That's because you are becoming a seasoned water gardener. You go girl!!!


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Thanks everyone !!!
Barb, I tossed mine last fall as well-----I get a new one every spring.


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Ok I a so busy I didn't think of that.


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There is always next year--- shewinks


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I wish I had the outdoor space and the skills for a water garden like that!

Very beautiful garden grin

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You have a really nice water garden and I like that different colors stone buckets which you put in the water. anyhow thanks for sharing the photos of your garden, I like it.


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