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  1. Thanks, everyone. There are several of the little...

    Thanks, everyone. There are several of the little green guys hanging around here. They are the size of my thumbnail, so they are easy to miss as they hide in the pads.
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    My lotuses are shutting down for the year, and so...

    My lotuses are shutting down for the year, and so the blooms are rare, if any at this time. It is hard to describe the feeling and anxiety each year as you see the first lotus bud to appear and watch...
  3. And a few more!

    And a few more! <3
  4. Today's lily pics, and a friend 8-29-15

    First the pic of the "friend", and then a few pics from today.
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    Nice!

    Nice!
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    In the middle of the night

    Well, actually these were taken at 7 am but they start opening the blooms after dark. Beauties for sure!
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    And this ends the parade for today! :D:

    And this ends the parade for today! :D:
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    There are more! :yes:

    There are more! :yes:
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    Yesterday's pics 8-21-2015

    Here are some pics taken yesterday! :yes:
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    Today's pics- A couple of firsts!

    :rofl2: I finally got a chance to photo a bloom from the H X T hybrid from FANS, Purple Fantasy! A gorgeous wine colored bloom! Also, first pic of Sweet Pea, a hardy hybrid from Mike Giles. And, a...
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    I still have some seeds if anyone is interested....

    I still have some seeds if anyone is interested. You can save them and start in the early spring, or start now and keep plants in a good growing place through the winter.
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    I would suggest you wait until February to start...

    I would suggest you wait until February to start the plants. They will be growing by April and get some size before you can put them out in May.
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    I measured the plants today and they are 16 feet...

    I measured the plants today and they are 16 feet tall.
  14. And a few more. :D:

    And a few more. :D:
  15. And a few more, with friends! :rofl2:

    And a few more, with friends! :rofl2:
  16. Today's Lily Pics and friends! 8-15-15

    Here are a few pics from today! :rolleyes:
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    That is wonderful! Your lilies are looking great,...

    That is wonderful! Your lilies are looking great, as is the lotus. Congratulations!
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    With the cold here my plants would be mush by...

    With the cold here my plants would be mush by spring. :D: You are able to raise tropical bananas there are't you? That would be great! We would have to dig it up and move it inside over the winter.
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    Cindy, check with me in a month or two....

    Cindy, check with me in a month or two. SouthernStarr, I cut the plants down just before frost, and mulch over them with about 4 inches of mulch. I have not fertilized them, but they get lots of...
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    Biggie, I am not sure if I have the ones you are...

    Biggie, I am not sure if I have the ones you are asking about, but the first red lily is Bull's Eye (sorry the pic is a little blurry.) and the second one is Tropic Punch.
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    Biggie, there are over 20 plants in that cluster,...

    Biggie, there are over 20 plants in that cluster, but the bigger ones do have trunks that are about 12" across. Chainsaw works great on cutting them down. :)
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    Musa Basjoo hardy bananas

    I just wanted to show you these amazing plants. This is a hardy banana and I cut it down to the ground in the winter and mulch over it. Then in the spring, the shoots come up and grow. This is the...
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    And the finale is...

    And the finale is...
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    Almost all for today, folks! :D::rofl2:

    Almost all for today, folks! :D::rofl2:
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    Almost through! :D:

    Almost through! :D:
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    And the blooms go on! :bow3:

    And the blooms go on! :bow3:
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    Look at those beautiful blue and purple lilies!...

    Look at those beautiful blue and purple lilies! :yes:
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    Today's tropical lily pics 8-11-15

    Lot's of blooms still, but most of them are tropical lilies blooming. Enjoy these beauties. ;)
  29. Just a few more! :rolleyes::rolleyes: :toot:

    Just a few more! :rolleyes::rolleyes: :toot:
  30. Today's hardy water lily pics 8-11-15

    I am posting these on this thread and the tropical lilies on another thread so as not to have so many pics on one thread. I would post my favorites, but not everyone has the same favorites as I do....
  31. Thanks, Dan.

    Thanks, Dan.
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    Koi9, I thought I answered your questions...

    Koi9, I thought I answered your questions earlier, but I guess I forgot to post it. I do have more seeds. Also, it is best to use pure top soil with no additves. No peat moss, no vermiculite, no...
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    Some pics from today 8-10-15

    Not many, but here are a few. :yes:
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    Great pics of beautiful flowers!

    Great pics of beautiful flowers!
  35. Turtle Island lilies- Today's Pics 8-9-15

    Here are a few pics from today of some of these gorgeous lilies!
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    Just now came on to the forum, after checking my...

    Just now came on to the forum, after checking my messages, so just saw these. They look great! Hope to see pics of them 6 feet tall! :)
  37. How are your lotuses? Today's pics 8-3-15

    The heat is making it rough on the lotus blooms. I am having to continually top off the pots, as the water levels drop quickly with the heat's evaporation. :uggg: Still, there are some beautiful...
  38. Today's tropical night bloomer pics 8-3-15

    Just a few caught blooming still this morning, and they are all red! :D: They had been treated with Dipel dust, so that is what the white powder is on them. Notice the different color of the pads....
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    Mine is lined with concrete blocks faced with...

    Mine is lined with concrete blocks faced with stacked stone to make seating around the pond. It has shelves built around the edges and a liner over them.
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    Wait, there's more! :D:

    Wait, there's more! :D:
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    Today's lily pics 7-25-15

    Here are a few of the lily pics from today. <3
  42. Thread: Frog Friend

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    Cute little guy. I have them here also.

    Cute little guy. I have them here also.
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    Beautiful! Congratulations! Looks like more...

    Beautiful! Congratulations! Looks like more blooms are on their way, also
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    Matt, that is exquisite!

    Matt, that is exquisite!
  45. Thread: red

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    Very nice.

    Very nice.
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    Biggie, I do currently have some available. I am...

    Biggie, I do currently have some available. I am involved in Bible camp this week so will not be sending any out until this weekend. Anyone interested needs to send me their envelopes.
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    I really like the hardy bloom in the second pic...

    I really like the hardy bloom in the second pic in post 9. You have some nice looking lilies developing! Congratulations!
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    Today's Lily Pics 7-16-15

    Here are a few lily pics from today, both trops and hardies. I know the pic of Sunfire is not crisp, but it gives you an idea as to the beautiful color of this bloom. <3 Enjoy the beauty of Sweet Pea...
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    Today's lotus pics 7-16-15

    The wind was slightly blowing this morning, and there was some humidity and it was definitely hot. Got a few pics anyway.
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    Lotus seeds production

    For anyone who has not grown lotuses, you may not realize that after the bloom is gone, the plant's seed pods are often dried out and used for decorations in flower arrangements or by themselves. So...
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