My water lily leaves are growing straight out of the water! The flowers have been mostly hidden under the leaves. :-(
So I need to know what I did or am doing wrong. I didn't repot them this spring but I did use fertilizer tablets that are suppose to last a year. I have used them in the past without problems. Are they over fertilized? What would make the leaves grow straight up? They have plenty of sun throughout the day.
Did you see pics of my house with creeping fig going across the front. Now its all down one side plus it has grown up into my attic from clinging to the facia. Hope it doesn't rip the facia down with all the weight. I pulled some off and of course it takes the paint with it. When I paint house again it will all have to be pulled off so may just leave it and forget about painting. LOL
I don't know which lily you have, but my white ones look just like that this year. My pink and purple ones do not, but the white/pale yellow do! I'm not worrying about it, but I do trim some of the leaves away if I see a flower bud coming up, just so I can see it bloom.
Personally, I'd divide them now. I always divide mine in October here.
What kind of pots are you using? With water lilies width is always better than height. Also, the wider your pot, the less often you'll have to divide. I use 18 quart dishpans or those under the bed storage containers.
I have heard of others using the dishpans for waterlilies. It would be too heavy for DH and I. Our pots are pulled every Spring and every Fall for vacuuming. Fertilizing is in the Spring - whatever works best for one though as nothing is hard and fast.
Nice to see someone has such intense interest in your pond! A daughter possibly?
And the dog is cute too.
Beautifully clear water. Very nice.
I think a water lily would fill your pond up and cover the surface. Maybe there are miniature water lilies? Now that would be perfect.