Tag Archives: waterlilies

Creating a Balance

Its essential to achieve a natural ecological balance in your pond.  We can achieve this naturally with a few key steps.   Adding submerged plants play an important role in achieving success by removing excessive nutrients in the water and provide oxygen during the day for fish and other aquatic creatures.  The most important role is removing […]

Fall/Winter Maintenance Series

Well, I personally do not want to believe it…..but, the calendar does not lie! It’s September 21st, and fall is scheduled to arrive tomorrow. With that being said, there are some things you will want to do to ensure your pond and aquatic inhabitants survive the Winter ahead. Before winter arrives, you will want to […]

Fall & Winter Care of Hardy Water Lilies

With the lower temperatures during the fall season, you will notice a decrease in water lily blooms and the lily pads turning yellow as the water temperatures cool. It is important at this time to remove the dead leaves and spent blooms to avoid having the debris in the pond over winter. As winter approaches […]

Oh No! It’s September!

I honestly love fall, but I am always sad to see the temperatures dropping and the flowers, plants and pond getting ready to go to sleep for several months. All is well at this point, lilies are still blooming, the impatiens I planted in the stream-bed are magnificent still, but sadly I know it will […]

Fall & Winter Care of Tropical Water Lilies

Tropical lilies are usually treated as an annual. They will continue to grow and produce blooms until the temperatures fall below 60 degrees. If you choose to try over-wintering your tropical water lily, moving the potted plant into a greenhouse is the most successful. Another method is to re-pot the lily in a 6” pot […]

Aurora (Nymphaea ‘Aurora’ Hardy Water Lily

‘Aurora’  hardy water lily is an ideal smaller water lily for tub, containers or small ponds.  This is also a great small lily to put into a stream or bog area as long as there isn’t splashing of water.    Attractive purplish and green leaves give this lily a stunning look.  The buds appear cream colored and open to […]