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  1. Thanks,Gallagher. As to the wood I burn is a...

    Thanks,Gallagher.
    As to the wood I burn is a simple answer, whatever I can get for free or cheap. Since it is not in my house, I am not as concerned as to the type of wood as I might be if it was...
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    Today's lotus is Red Children. This is a small...

    Today's lotus is Red Children. This is a small lotus that is a great bloomer and can easily be grown in a large bowl or smaller tub. :D:
  3. I am hoping for an early spring. They said the...

    I am hoping for an early spring. They said the groundhog did not see his shadow, but I do not put much faith in a groundhog living under non-authentic conditions. :rofl2:
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    Gallagher- :yahoo::yahoo::yahoo:

    Gallagher- :yahoo::yahoo::yahoo:
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    Today's fantastic lotus is the standard growing...

    Today's fantastic lotus is the standard growing sized Pure White Hindu. Definitely a gorgeous lotus to enhance your water garden, or it is also worth adding a barrel pond to include it! :D:
  6. This pic is not great, but it shows a bud trying...

    This pic is not great, but it shows a bud trying to open in this cold weather of winter. Not a bad thing to see on groundhog day! :yahoo: Since we have had warmer nights the four nights prior to...
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    Sounds good. I have a friend who keeps some of...

    Sounds good. I have a friend who keeps some of her tubers in cups in an aquarium all winter. Two weeks is not a long time, wish it was that soon here. :yes:
  8. Now that the kerosene heaters are repaired, and I...

    Now that the kerosene heaters are repaired, and I have burned the kerosene that I had in them, it was time to buy more kerosene. Boy, it sure pays to shop! The little gas station/convenience store...
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    For all newbies- Even "Truly Named" sellers can...

    For all newbies- Even "Truly Named" sellers can make a mistake at some time. Things happen as most of us know in any business, just give the seller time to rectify the situation.
    Onyxlinkia- Glad...
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    That is great news. Most sellers will replace...

    That is great news. Most sellers will replace plants or tubers that arrive dead or in bad shape. If you need further assistance, you are always welcome to post here. :D:
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    Today's lotus is the magnificent The President! A...

    Today's lotus is the magnificent The President! A standard size lotus with a stunning red bloom!
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    1) Floating tubers are generally no good. If they...

    1) Floating tubers are generally no good. If they are soft and you can squeeze them they are probably bad. If you want to keep the floating or soft tuber, put it in a separate bag. Separate the...
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    Perry's Sunset lotus is a standard size lotus...

    Perry's Sunset lotus is a standard size lotus that has a large salmon/pink colored bloom.
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    Sounds like you have done what can be done. If...

    Sounds like you have done what can be done. If the plants are planted in your zone they should be okay. Just cover them curing the colder nights. Lots of good fortune wished for you. Let us know how...
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    Did he get the roots up with the root ball when...

    Did he get the roots up with the root ball when he got you the trees? That will determine if they will survive.
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    Did you get much of a root system with the bulb?...

    Did you get much of a root system with the bulb? If so, plant it in a pot or the ground and cut the "trunk" off at about a foot high. The growth will come from the center of the pseudo stem. If the...
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    Hi. You need to post pics of the entire plant for...

    Hi. You need to post pics of the entire plant for anyone to identify what type of plant it is. Does it produce edible bananas? How tall does it get? There are a wide range of banana trees, and so...
  18. :rofl2: She does, Darlene, doesn't she? :rofl2:...

    :rofl2: She does, Darlene, doesn't she? :rofl2:
    My taros are in the greenhouse and are not flourishing but are surviving over the winter. Here are some pics of them today.
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    Perry's Giant Sunburst is today's lotus. It is...

    Perry's Giant Sunburst is today's lotus. It is obvious from it's name that it is a larger growing lotus that has huge blooms.
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    Thanks Nancy. I am anxious for spring as well!...

    Thanks Nancy. I am anxious for spring as well! :yes:
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    Today's lotus is the beautiful Patricia Garrett....

    Today's lotus is the beautiful Patricia Garrett. It is a full sized growing lotus.
  22. There are many who probably did not know that...

    There are many who probably did not know that taros bloom. Those are great pics of your blooms. Do the plants on the stream also bloom, or just the ones in the pots? It looks as though the ones in...
  23. Nancy, your taros look great! Your Black Magic...

    Nancy, your taros look great! Your Black Magic taros in the stream look nice and healthy, and they are just growing in the water with their roots weighted by the stones without a pot and soil? I also...
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    A standard size growth pattern with huge blooms...

    A standard size growth pattern with huge blooms are part of this lotus' attraction. Its bloom is called "changeable" because over the 3-4 days of its being open the bloom changes color. Today's pic...
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    Today's lotus is another dwarf lotus that is a...

    Today's lotus is another dwarf lotus that is a gorgeous multi-petaled pink. It is the lotus Momo Botan! :D:<3
  26. Do you keep your pond pump running during the...

    Do you keep your pond pump running during the winter? I do. I know that the koi need for there to be an opening in the ice when the pond freezes over so that there can be a gas exchange between the...
  27. I got the heaters back just in time!! :yahoo: We...

    I got the heaters back just in time!! :yahoo: We had rain change to freezing rain during the night last night and then it started snowing! :uggg: We have had about 8 inches or more so far, and it is...
  28. :yahoo::yahoo: With 1" of snow, an 1/4 inch of...

    :yahoo::yahoo: With 1" of snow, an 1/4 inch of ice yesterday morning I was more than hoping to get the torpedo heaters back a.s.a.p. We are predicted to get 1-4 inches tonight. The predicted lows in...
  29. Those look great, Nancy. That is really a very...

    Those look great, Nancy. That is really a very useful idea and we appreciate it. :yes: Will you leave the pots on the caddies throughout the summer as well?
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    Another lotus that is a favorite of many people...

    Another lotus that is a favorite of many people is the beautiful Maggie Belle Slocum. This gorgeous lotus is almost a purple color. A standard size growing lotus with huge blooms. :D: :drool: Are you...
  31. Thanks Nancy for sharing with us. How do you...

    Thanks Nancy for sharing with us. How do you "roll" your plants outside? That seems like a helpful thing to do to get them in the sunshine. Are they sitting on rollers or do you use a two wheeler, or...
  32. Some may feel that this thread is useless info,...

    Some may feel that this thread is useless info, but some may find it interesting and/or useful. As may of us are "pondaholics" and most cannot do anything about their ponds this time of the year,...
  33. Well, I had to put my two torpedo heaters in the...

    Well, I had to put my two torpedo heaters in the shop for repair, and unfortunately, they said it would be 2 weeks before they could fix them. That was last week. The last two nights have been the...
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    A beautiful pale golden colored bloom lotus is...

    A beautiful pale golden colored bloom lotus is the rare Little Golden Phoenix.
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    No one likes to lose a plant, but all of us can,...

    No one likes to lose a plant, but all of us can, and probably most of us have. I am no different. I really like this lotus, but lost it a few years ago. I am getting it again this coming spring and...
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    Here is a nice pink multi-petaled dwarf sized...

    Here is a nice pink multi-petaled dwarf sized lotus, Little Dancing Girl! <3
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    That is great news, Gallagher! Glad to hear they...

    That is great news, Gallagher! Glad to hear they are doing well in your containers. I keep mine in 24" octagon shaped containers that are a foot deep. The nice thing about container water gardens is...
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    Another small growing lotus is this lovely...

    Another small growing lotus is this lovely Friendly Pink.
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    If you do not have room in your pond for a lotus,...

    If you do not have room in your pond for a lotus, or if you do not want plants in your pond with your koi, you can still have a lotus in a "mini-pond." A bowl or pot can become its own lotus pond....
  40. In the winter when plants are stored or are...

    In the winter when plants are stored or are dormant in the ponds, it is a good time to start getting things ready for spring. There are 41 days left till spring and time will go by quickly. You might...
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    Thanks, FIT BMX. I am glad they did well for you....

    Thanks, FIT BMX. I am glad they did well for you. :yes:
    I thought I would show this lotus today. I received it as Empress, but it is not. It is still a beautiful lotus, but I do not know if it is a...
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    Very pretty!

    Very pretty!
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    Today's lotus is the very special Frankly...

    Today's lotus is the very special Frankly Scarlet, a dwarf sized lotus. :D:
  44. Variety packs of things are great in many areas...

    Variety packs of things are great in many areas of life. From screw of different sizes to candies of different kinds, to bandages of different sizes, etc. Why do we like variety packs, because one...
  45. Thanks Nancy, Colby and Vickie. I appreciate your...

    Thanks Nancy, Colby and Vickie. I appreciate your willingness to share ideas and let others know what works for you. :toot: There is a lot of things about ponding that has to be learned by trial and...
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    Today's lotus is the Chinese Double Rose. It has...

    Today's lotus is the Chinese Double Rose. It has huge blooms, 10-12 inches in diameter, and grows to about 5 feet tall.
  47. That is a good idea to use the bungee cord to...

    That is a good idea to use the bungee cord to keep your plastic tight. Does it hold it tight enough to keep it from sinking in when it snows and snow sets on it? I know the plastic here has water...
  48. For those who may not have heard of a "cold...

    For those who may not have heard of a "cold frame" it is basically an unheated greenhouse. It is a frame enclosed with plastic to help protect plants during the winter by preventing them from getting...
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    Gary, how ironic that you posted this today. I...

    Gary, how ironic that you posted this today. I just talked to TMike this afternoon for the first time in a month. He is doing well. and is working on many projects during this "off-ponding" season....
  50. I used to put the lotuses inside the greenhouse,...

    I used to put the lotuses inside the greenhouse, but I ran out of space for them in the last two winters. Instead, I make a "cold frame" for them outside which keeps them from freezing but does not...
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