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Tag: waterlilies

Growing Water Lilies in Deep Ponds

Growing Water Lilies in Deep Ponds One of the most frequent inquiries I receive is “What Water Lilies are suitable for deep water.”? The deepest water in larger ponds and lakes could be anywhere between 4 to 15 feet or even deeper. However, Water Lilies will not grow in waters of more than 5 ft deep… and […]

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Double Flowered Water Lilies

Double Flowered Water Lilies The sight of a pond or lake covered in Water Lily blooms is certainly a sight to see.  Looking at hundreds of perfectly shaped flowers sitting on the water surface is just glorious.   Personally, in the past I have always favored  the traditional star shaped blooms rather than the old style double […]

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Environmentally Friendly Bare Rooted Pond Plants

Environmentally Friendly Bare Rooted Pond Plants A lot of companies are advertising and selling what they call “pond ready plants” in 11 cm and 1 liter sized aquatic baskets!  WARNING – THEY ARE NOT!  But there also are many other environmental reasons why it is far better to buy bare-rooted pond plants whenever possible. Advantages of […]

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Growing Water Lilies in Containers

Growing Water Lilies in Containers When we think of Water Lilies, we tend to think of village ponds and lakes.  Water Lilies come in all different sizes; there are dozens of small Water Lily cultivars that are easy to grow in containers, requiring little maintenance. The only major requirement for Water Lily containers is full […]

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Pond Planting Explained for Beginners

Pond planting explained for Beginners The only difference between adding plants to your pond or water garden compared to planting up borders in your back garden is WATER. The thing that seems to confuse people the most is the different water depth requirements. However, it does not need to be explained in a complicated way. To […]

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Pond Plants to suit all your needs

Pond Plants to suit all your needs When it comes to planting up your pond or water garden, knowing where to start can be a daunting task.  There are a lot of factors to consider when selecting the right plants that will thrive and be happy in your existing or newly created pond.  Here are […]

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Blanket weed or Blanket Answer

Blanket Weed or Blanket Answer! Every year as soon as the sun comes out and the water temperature rises, all beginners and enthusiastic, water garden hobbyists alike, at some point will be confronted with a surge of green slime also known as Blanket Weed.  This unsightly, problematic weed clogs up pumps, clings to liners and […]

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Aquatic Baskets and Pond Plants

Aquatic Baskets and Pond Plants Unfortunately, there is a lot of misleading information all over the internet. This includes small pre-planted aquatic baskets being sold as Pond Ready, and the suggestion that baskets do not require aquatic liners. Therefore, I feel as a grower that I need to provide some accurate information and explanations! Misleading information […]

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The Ten Must-Have Water Lilies

The Ten Must-Have Water Lilies I thought comprising a list of the 10 most must-have Water Lilies would be a simple task, but I had to give the list some serious thinking first.  I have been collecting new hardy Water Lily cultivars for 30 years, and with a collection now of over 250 named hybrids, […]

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