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    Beautiful! I love the color.

    Beautiful! I love the color.
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    Today's lotus to enjoy is Xiro Je Wnn Liam!

    Today's lotus to enjoy is Xiro Je Wnn Liam!
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    Today has been filled with major problems from...

    Today has been filled with major problems from the ice, rain, snow and freezing rain. I am glad this day is almost over.

    I am thinking of spring! This is an Aussie, was supposed to be a...
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    I know nothing about hallucinate teas made from...

    I know nothing about hallucinate teas made from lotuses or anything else. :rofl2: I am sure if there is a way, someone has found a will. :rofl2:
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    Ywa, Nancy, they use the lotus in many ways. You...

    Ywa, Nancy, they use the lotus in many ways. You can buy edible lotus tubers in many of the local Chinese markets here in the states. Don't forget, also that the seed pods are also used in many dried...
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    Gallagher, we should not be this cold, normally....

    Gallagher, we should not be this cold, normally. I am hoping to warm up by end of March, but it may be April. We have had snow in April before, but that is not normal. Right now, the temp on your...
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    Okay, thanks everyone. I have a large air pump...

    Okay, thanks everyone. I have a large air pump that i have had stored for years (maybe 20). If it still works, I will put it in tomorrow. Will have to get an air stone for it, or buy a small air...
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    Air hole in pond

    I have two ponds that have large koi in them. I have never had to worry about the fish dying from lack of oxygen before as I have always kept my pumps working. This year however, the pump is off and...
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    This delay in dividing tubers gives everyone a...

    This delay in dividing tubers gives everyone a little more time to think about new lotuses for their enjoyment. :D:

    Here is Wann Shou Hing! Enjoy! <3
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    Due to the extremely cold weather and the snow...

    Due to the extremely cold weather and the snow and ice, Iam delaying dividing the lotus tubers until March. A little more time to think about new lotuses for your enjoyment. :D:

    Here is Wann Shou...
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    12* now going down to minus 4 tonight. Instead of...

    12* now going down to minus 4 tonight. Instead of getting warmer towards spring, it seems to get colder. Looks like if we have 6 more weeks of winter it will be a very cold 6 weeks.
    Soooo, :yes:...
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    We are iced/snowed in and it is predicted that it...

    We are iced/snowed in and it is predicted that it will stay this way for a week or so as the cold air, snow and ice keep moving in. Keep dreaming of spring, and remembering last summer. Here is...
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    Since the predicted weather for the next two...

    Since the predicted weather for the next two weeks is extreme cold with snow and ice, I will not be dividing lotus tubers until March. Until then, keep looking! :D: This is Bau Luang.
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    The updated forcast for our area is now worse...

    The updated forcast for our area is now worse than before. We are now predicted to get down into the lower teens on 3 nights this week, and down to 2* one night. Too cold. And they saidwe mayget up...
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    Thanks anyway, Dan. That is funny! Here is...

    Thanks anyway, Dan. That is funny!

    Here is another beautiful lotus for your consideration. It is Tai Zhen! :D:
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    I have had luck with plants that I receive that...

    I have had luck with plants that I receive that have a tuber attached, or time to grow a tuber before the season ends. I want plants to form tubers so that I can store the tuber and replant the next...
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    We are in for at least 10 days of cold weather...

    We are in for at least 10 days of cold weather getting down to 9 degrees one night ant 12 another. Not something to look forward to. So as we suffer through winter, we remember last summer, and...
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    Today's lotus pic is a pic of the beautiful Sene...

    Today's lotus pic is a pic of the beautiful Sene Kouren.
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    :D: Thanks, Dan, I do not know if you meant to,...

    :D: Thanks, Dan, I do not know if you meant to, but you brought the typo :uggg: to my attention. The name is Maggie Belle Slocum. It is indeed a beautiful lotus. I will correct the typo. :yes:
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    As spring gets closer, our "pond fever" gets...

    As spring gets closer, our "pond fever" gets stronger.
    While we arr waiting, enjoy Foxfire.
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    Today's lotus pic is of Jen Feng Zhanchi.

    Today's lotus pic is of Jen Feng Zhanchi.
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    I have had Pothos in hanging baskets but have...

    I have had Pothos in hanging baskets but have never had it in a pond. As Gallagher asked, what kind of pond is it? Also, are you wanting it to be in there bare root?
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    Today was mid 40s* to 50* so not a bad day, for...

    Today was mid 40s* to 50* so not a bad day, for winter. Cooler weather moving in so going down to upper 20s tonight. I have noticed some sighs oof spring being near, however. Several of the hardy...
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    A "volunteer" lotus came up ina one gallon lily...

    A "volunteer" lotus came up ina one gallon lily pot.Evidently a small lotus tuber had been dropped in the dirt and grew. O am not certain of the variety. but it grew out of the pot and around the...
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    That is great that you had a two-toned bloom. My...

    That is great that you had a two-toned bloom. My plant has not had one but the normal pattern is still beautiful. That looks great!
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    Tofay is a nice winter day, with the high 61*f....

    Tofay is a nice winter day, with the high 61*f. It has been overcast as we are due more rain tonight. Tomorrow will be cold again. Our weather is like a roller coaster, going up and down.
    As we...
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    Isn't life great? Spring makes winter worth...

    Isn't life great? Spring makes winter worth tolerating. They say the freezing weather help kill off the insect population, but it also does not help my need for heat. :rofl2:
    It is time for...
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    Gander, Thanks for sharing your experience....

    Gander, Thanks for sharing your experience. Sounds like you need to add fertillizer to the mulm if you are going to plant in it. :D:
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    Over the years that I've had ponds I have often...

    Over the years that I've had ponds I have often bought plants and received a nice big plant only to have all the leaves wilt down and fall off over the next three or four days. The shipping is rough...
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    Thanks, Gallagher! Danny, I will not have a...

    Thanks, Gallagher!
    Danny, I will not have a tropical lotus to sell this year. Lots of the hardy lotuses, however. :)
    Here is another lotus pic. Enjoy Chawan Basu.
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    Joel, If you will send me a PM here on KP stating...

    Joel, If you will send me a PM here on KP stating that you want a Chinese Double Rose lotus, I will put you on the list and I will notify you when I have them available for sale.
    Thanks
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    It is time for lotuses

    It is almost time to start dividing lotuses so they can be divided and ready for sale by the end of March for those in the warmer clients. I will be posting pics of varieties each day so that when it...
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    Wagtail, Cynthia Ann is a Strawn lily. It has...

    Wagtail, Cynthia Ann is a Strawn lily. It has much more yellow in the bloom than Colorado. It is considered a "dwarf" lily because it' spread only gets to 2-3 feet. It is a prolific bloomer. It does...
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    Hi Wagtail, Carla's Sonshine is not a hardy lily...

    Hi Wagtail, Carla's Sonshine is not a hardy lily but is a tropical. I got the plant as Carla's Sonshine but it is possible ithe pic may be Sunshine, also a tropical. Sometimes I get pics mixed up,...
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    i have not had Josephene, but I have had some vip...

    i have not had Josephene, but I have had some vip varieties that do not make many vip pads, and they are usually towards the end of the season.
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    Thanks Gray Cat. I love that pic!

    Thanks Gray Cat. I love that pic!
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    Thanks, Rome. When your orchids bloom, post...

    Thanks, Rome. When your orchids bloom, post pictures, please. We love to see pics as we long for spring. :D:

    Here is Cynthia Ann. Isn't she a beauty? :yes:
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    Thanks Gray Cat. In the last three weeks there...

    Thanks Gray Cat.
    In the last three weeks there have been 10 threads posted in Water Gardening. Not many. less than one a day. However, it seems some people want to cause trouble even though there...
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    After a couple of nice days we are back to cold...

    After a couple of nice days we are back to cold weather and once again the fires are burning in the woodstoves. The groundhog saw his shoadow I hear, so 6 more weeks of winter. I am wondering, he is...
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    Rome, my "smeller" isn't very good. I have lots...

    Rome, my "smeller" isn't very good. I have lots of people ask me about how strong the odors are of some water lilies, and I can't tell them because I do not notice the odors. Those are pretty blooms,...
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    Beautiful, Romewhip. Is it really fragrant? Looks...

    Beautiful, Romewhip. Is it really fragrant? Looks like lots of blooms on it.
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    Nice orchid, Rome. Post more pics of them. We are...

    Nice orchid, Rome. Post more pics of them. We are trying to make it through the wintertime blues.
    A nice day, up to 48* here today, and sunny. Itis suposed to be 51* tomorrow and will be raining in...
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    It is cold here, but compared to the northeast, I...

    It is cold here, but compared to the northeast, I should not complain. I hope and pray that all in the blizzard's path will be okay, and that power will be restored quickly to those who have lost...
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    On Friday night when I went to put wood in the...

    On Friday night when I went to put wood in the woodstoves at around 2 o'clock, the snow was falling and a half inch blanket of snow covered the ground. It was beautiful, :D: but I was happy to see it...
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    wagtail, that is a beautiful pond! Your Joanne...

    wagtail, that is a beautiful pond! Your Joanne Pring lilies look extremely happy.
  46. ccna101, I do not know what lotus seller...

    ccna101, I do not know what lotus seller advertises putting lotuses under water 6-7 feet deep but it must be a misprint or typo. I do not know of anyone who would recommend that depth....
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    To answer your questions, more information is needed.



    Are you saying you want to pot the plants in the type of baskets used for hanging baskets, and the baskets will be placed 1-2' under...
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    Saw this on Facebook and after reading it I...

    Saw this on Facebook and after reading it I thought about my complaining about the cold here.

    Well, we are not that cold, but we are still too cold for my blood. :D:
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    It has gone from a sunny 67* on Tuesday to a...

    It has gone from a sunny 67* on Tuesday to a sleet and rain filled day with a high of 36*. Winter is not over for sure. :uggg:
    Come on spring! I am tired of this mess called winter. :yes:
    More...
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    After 4 or 5 days of "spoiler" days (days that...

    After 4 or 5 days of "spoiler" days (days that were sunny and 50* or higher), our weather man predicts colder temps, and tonight and tomorrow we have a chance of snow! :uggg:
    Now back to our...
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