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    A few new blooms today. :toot: :toot: I have two...

    A few new blooms today. :toot: :toot: I have two pics I am posting of the same lily that I liked for some reason. :D: Hope your day is warm. We are expecting our first frost tonight. :uggg:
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    There were only a handful of tropical lilies...

    There were only a handful of tropical lilies blooming today, and no hardy lilies. A few tropicals were already closed when I went to take pics, but a few were still opened so here are some pics from...
  3. Thread: HxT

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    Congratulations, Matt! It looks great!

    Congratulations, Matt! It looks great!
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    We are cutting down the hardy banana trees to...

    We are cutting down the hardy banana trees to mulch them for the winter. We cut them down half way so that we could dig up some of the smaller trees to replant elsewhere next year. Notice how much...
  5. Thread: HxT

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    Beautiful!

    Beautiful!
  6. Gallagher, why do you want to buy a tray of 72? I...

    Gallagher, why do you want to buy a tray of 72? I assume you must be going to sell them, but am not sure. Good luck with them if you get that many. They are pretty.
  7. Going through websites some sites claim it is...

    Going through websites some sites claim it is good to zone 7, but Agristarts says it is one of the hardiest elephant ear varieties and is good to zone 6. Guess it could depend on how bad the winter...
  8. Sorry Gallagher, I can't help you. I have never...

    Sorry Gallagher, I can't help you. I have never had that taro. It is pretty, however.
  9. Thread: Taro

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    That is a good looking taro, LobsterofJustice....

    That is a good looking taro, LobsterofJustice. Thanks for posting a pic.
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    Where is everyone? Did they hibernate with their...

    Where is everyone? Did they hibernate with their fish? :rofl2: Well, here are some pics from today of lilies that have not hibernated yet! :D:
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    Gander, I forgot to answer this earlier. Thanks...

    Gander, I forgot to answer this earlier. Thanks for the info and suggestions. I will take your suggestions next summer and place some in the skippy. They have done well this summer. I have to bring...
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    I was late getting out to the ponds today to take...

    I was late getting out to the ponds today to take pics. Not many blooms, and most of what had bloomed had already closed for the night, but there were a few still open. :yahoo: Some of the same...
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    Beautiful blooms. John.

    Beautiful blooms. John.
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    Still beautiful! :D:

    Still beautiful! :D:
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    Do not dry the tuber out. place it in a baggie...

    Do not dry the tuber out. place it in a baggie with some slightly damp sand (enough to cover it) and seal and store it in a dark place around 50* for the winter. Then when the weather heats up next...
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    Iris and parrot feather will be fine outside over...

    Iris and parrot feather will be fine outside over the winter in zone 7. Taros will need to be brought in, but I think your rushes will also be able to be left outside as well. My bog pond is only 12...
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    FIT BMX, Move the lotus to where the tubers...

    FIT BMX, Move the lotus to where the tubers cannot freeze. either deeper water, or inside in a place where they can stay around 50 degrees for the winter. A basement or similar is preferred.
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    The leaves on the trees are falling, the nights...

    The leaves on the trees are falling, the nights are cool, even down into the 50's. The lotus pads are dying, the lily pads are dying and not being produced. The lily pads that do form and come to the...
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    Your Black Magic, AKA "Gray Kat" taro :rofl2: is...

    Your Black Magic, AKA "Gray Kat" taro :rofl2: is looking good. It should get bigger next year as the rhizome should be bigger. My taros did not get big this year and I think it is for the same...
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    Haunting Beauty, just reminding us that...

    Haunting Beauty, just reminding us that Halloween is nearby! :rofl2:
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    :rofl2: I was about 8 feet from them and did not...

    :rofl2: I was about 8 feet from them and did not spell them, but I do not have a nose that is real good smeller. :rofl2:
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    A different pond

    We went to the Nashville Zoo today and enjoyed seeing this pond. :yes: Not a koi pond, not a plant pond, but a different pond! :rofl2: A flamingo pond! It is beautiful! <3
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    As the plants are shutting down, there are still...

    As the plants are shutting down, there are still a few pics from today. :yes:
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    Sunfire today! :yes:

    Sunfire today! :yes:
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    Fairy Skirt and Myra were blooming today. :yahoo:

    Fairy Skirt and Myra were blooming today. :yahoo:
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    Puckered up looks like it is quilted. :D: Very...

    Puckered up looks like it is quilted. :D: Very nice looking taro.
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    Bill, I am in zone 7 and so my ice does not...

    Bill, I am in zone 7 and so my ice does not freeze very deep. I have plants in 1/2 barrels that do fine, but I still make my ponds 24 inches or a little deeper. You know how deep your water freezes...
  28. Looks great, Icu2

    Looks great, Icu2
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    Haha! I appreciate your comments!

    Haha! I appreciate your comments!
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    I would suggest a depth of 2 to 3 feet deep, with...

    I would suggest a depth of 2 to 3 feet deep, with shelves around the edge that are about a foot deep, 18 inches wide. The shelves would be for your marginal plants and they can be moved to deeper...
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    Other than lilies is the subject for today's...

    Other than lilies is the subject for today's pics! :D: The first is a pic of the larger growing umbrella plant. The dward variety was pictured yesterday. :D: Also pics are of melon sword, melon sword...
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    The black taro varieties are hard to photo, but...

    The black taro varieties are hard to photo, but here is today's pics of Black Coral and Puckered Up. :D:
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    Looks great! Any pics of your Black Magic taro?...

    Looks great! Any pics of your Black Magic taro? It is really cool when they bloom!
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    Great! Would love to see it! :yes:

    Great! Would love to see it! :yes:
  35. Thread: WTB Thalia

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    Exercisequeen, did you see the post by Lucas...

    Exercisequeen, did you see the post by Lucas Alderson? He has thalia for trade, but does not say he has the red stemmed variety. He might have what you want in a trade.
  36. Still looking for anyone with either or both of...

    Still looking for anyone with either or both of these plants. Vip babies? :D:
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    This is a little late, but by now you should know...

    This is a little late, but by now you should know from experience, Black Magic and Imperial are both able to be kept in water that is just an inch or so over their crown. Not all taro can tolerate...
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    Gary, can you answer Coondog's question? Coondog,...

    Gary, can you answer Coondog's question? Coondog, I have the Imperial taro also, but I got it early this summer so it has not had time to grow as large as yours. You can see it hiding under the...
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    Maybe it is the result of cooler nights, but the...

    Maybe it is the result of cooler nights, but the Sunfire bloom today was not as deep in its coloration for this bloom. Still nice to have and see it blooming! :yes:
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    I thought I had seen my last lotus bloom for the...

    I thought I had seen my last lotus bloom for the year and then I saw this today! :yahoo: A nice bud that should open one day this week! :yahoo: How many others still have buds on their lotus plants?...
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    How about some non-lily pond plant pics? :D:

    How about some non-lily pond plant pics? :D:
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    I had some time so I took some more pics! :D:...

    I had some time so I took some more pics! :D: Here are even more pics from today!
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    And last, but not least! :rofl2:

    And last, but not least! :rofl2:
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    And here are a few more! :D:

    And here are a few more! :D:
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    As you can see in some of the pics, fall is here...

    As you can see in some of the pics, fall is here and the blooms are fewer and the pads are dying. Some plants are still holding on to summer :yahoo: so I am still holding onto the warm, but not hot,...
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    You might can keep them in the aquarium with a...

    You might can keep them in the aquarium with a heater and a grow light. They are not easy to keep that way, and many on there can testify that they sometimes survive but do not always survive....
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    I did not get the chance to photograph most of...

    I did not get the chance to photograph most of the blooms today as they were not opened up fully when I went out to take pics. :uggg: Here are some that I was able to take, especially the night...
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    You can plant your lilies in used nursery pots...

    You can plant your lilies in used nursery pots that you can usually get for free from a local nursery or landscaper. I suggest you put a plastic bag (grocery store take home, etc.,), newspaper, or...
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    Sticky: I must have erased mine somehow when I changed my...

    I must have erased mine somehow when I changed my signature. Do you mind putting it on again? Thanks
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    And still some more! :D:

    And still some more! :D:
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