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Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 25, 2012
1:39 PM

Post #9180505

The lilies are blooming well for me this year. How about everyone else? Let's see your named and un-named varieties!

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Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 25, 2012
1:42 PM

Post #9180509

Andů it just so happens that I have four blooming at one time (three varieties!). Small pond but I want a blue/purple flower too. How will I ever fit it in!

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sunnyg
San Francisco Bay Ar, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 25, 2012
2:01 PM

Post #9180537

Very pretty Mrs_Ed! I also battle the small pond/large appetite for waterlilies (and fish) issues. My pond is finally starting to recover from a very destructive raccoon attack, but not much is blooming at the moment. Here is the first bloom of the year, (pre-raccoon attack) accompanied by Goldie, one of our koi.

Edited to add...this is tropical waterlily 'Pamela.'

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sunnyg
San Francisco Bay Ar, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 25, 2012
2:28 PM

Post #9180585

Here are a couple more...the first image is a photo of 'Albert Greenburg' and the second,'Islamorada.'

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BonnieGardens
Clermont, FL
(Zone 9a)

June 25, 2012
5:22 PM

Post #9180802

All your water lillies are just beautiful.
Sunnyg, I have a Goldie koi also. Solid gold with irridescent scales. 3 yrs, old in June of this year. One of my first fish I bought.
Someday I intend to get brave enough to try growing water lillies or lotus. Problem is not enough sun and moving water. But I'll try anything once. My ponds are primarily in shade of large oak tree.
Bonnie
pondlove
Lewes, DE

June 25, 2012
5:28 PM

Post #9180809

I bought two mature lilies and then the fish started spawning. One is OK but they have all but destroyed the other one. First they knocked it over; I uprighted it. Next they sank it to the bottom of the pond and it began to drown. Now it is in a corner behind another potted plant but they are still spawning and swimming in and around it. Can't win.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 25, 2012
5:44 PM

Post #9180841

Wow Sunny! Those are spectacular.

Bonnie, I'm glad to see my lilies bloom, they only get about a half day of sun, but it seems to be enough.
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

June 25, 2012
6:07 PM

Post #9180873

Beautiful pictures Mrs. Ed

My Black Princess was flowering last week. I wait all year to see my Black Princess - she doesn't flower long, but long enough to get a photo or two.

Pondlove - thankfully mine have finished spawning.

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Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 25, 2012
6:08 PM

Post #9180877

whoa. also lovely. Does it just bloom once?
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

June 25, 2012
6:16 PM

Post #9180896

Yes, just once, but I have divided it so there should be more coming. We promised some divisions to the man that comes to service our furnace every fall.


Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 25, 2012
6:18 PM

Post #9180898

Well that's too bad, it's so pretty!
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

June 25, 2012
6:23 PM

Post #9180908

It is a shame, but there are plenty more of the others.

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Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

June 27, 2012
1:27 AM

Post #9182941

Mrs Ed

do you know the name of your first waterlily in your first picture? It reminds me of my Peaches and Cream. It is very pretty.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 27, 2012
6:00 AM

Post #9183086

Unfortunately, I don't have the names of either of the pink/cream in the first picture (bought them that way). That one in the foreground is really a large bloom. the middle one is lighter and a smaller bloom.

I have the yellow's name somewhere though.
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 27, 2012
6:43 AM

Post #9183127

These blooms were from last week.

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BonnieGardens
Clermont, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 29, 2012
6:00 PM

Post #9222970

Mrs. Ed,
Our old pond does get a little more than 1/2 day sun. Guess I should try a lilly there. Will check with TWL and see best time to buy one in this climate.

You all should be so proud of your gorgeous lillies. They are just beautiful.

Bonnie
FountainMan
McKinney, TX

July 30, 2012
8:24 PM

Post #9224337

Here's mine from a few years ago.

Sorry for the poor image quality. Cell phone cameras aren't the best.

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