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Much needed…warm weather

Well mother nature looks like she’s going to turn things around and start giving us in the north some warmer weather beginning next week.  Usually May things start to warm up and it won’t be long until we can begin putting out plants in the pond. A good rule of thumb is always make sure […]

Summer heat

This has been a hot summer so far. Its important if you have fish in your pond that you make sure the water isn’t too warm for them. As your water evaporates replenish with cool water. Your fish will be happy! The tropical waterlilies sure are blooming up a storm in my pond.     […]

New Lotus for Dragonfly

Signs of spring 2011.  We’re excited about the new lotus we have this year.  We try to add one or two new a year.  The new lotus for Dragonfly Aquatics are great lotus for those smaller ponds and containers.  The Green Maiden and and Snow White.  But sorry no Seven Dwarfs.  The flowers on the Green Maiden change […]

Just about ready…

Three buds and anxiously awaiting the flowers….I keep thinking tomorrow the largest one will burst open only to find… a larger bud.  I’m not certain if this is the Perry Slocum or it could possibly be the Red Scarf.  The Perry Slocum is one of my favorite lotus.  I think its because of the changes it goes thru.  It […]

Finally Flowers

This is the Cardinal Flower I brought home from the greenhouse this spring and wondered at the time if it would straighten up.  The Cardinal Flowers were all nice plants this year but some were growing slanted in their containers.  The one I had planted a couple years ago didn’t survive.  Now I know we […]

Lotus on Sale – Lowest Prices of the Season

We still have a nice supply of lotus tubers available. Many have multiple growing tips with leaves sprouting. There is still time yet this season to get a lotus started and growing in your pond. Lotus are magnificent additions to your water garden and at the current sale prices, now is the time to add […]

2010 Lotus

In March we begin harvesting the lotus tubers for the 2010 season. In the next couple weeks most varieties will be available for shipping to planting zones 10, 9 and 8. Lotus tubers are pulled while they are still dormant. The lotus tubers we sell at Dragonfly Aquatics have at least three or more growing […]

Fall & Winter Care of Lotus

As the lotus leaves begin to turn brown, the lotus is beginning to go dormant for the winter. Do not cut off the leaves; allow them to die back naturally. At this point, it is safe to cut them off above the water line. You do not want water getting down the hollow green stem […]