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  Water Lotus are available for a limited time from now until mid May, 2014

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What is The Difference Between Water Lily and Water Lotus
What is the difference between water lily and water lotus?" This is a question I hear many times a year. Water lily and water lotus plants are often confused with each other, but they are very different. They are both blooming pond and bog plants, and both can have similar colors but they are very different plants with separate attributes.  Water lotus are hardy zone 9 and up. Because lily and lotus are often...   Learn More!

Starting from Seed vs Roots???
When I was first starting out with ponds and water gardens, I was afraid to grow water lily and water lotus.  So, I decided to start from seed and failed terribly!  It took me years until I was brave enough to give lily and lotus roots a try. When I did, I was VERY happy and was rewarded with beautiful flowers all season long.

Now you can grow too! All variety water lily and water lotus plants are on sale!

  Assorted Hardy Water Lily Plants
If you are just getting your new pond set up this year, this is a wonderful offer!  Some of the lilies lost their tags and are now on sale at a great offer!  All the hardy lilies are excellent bloomers and growers. The flower grow 5" to 8" wide with a growthe spread of 4'- 8' feet wide. The leaves are green to dark green. Red Attraction Will grow in 6" inches to 2.5' feet of water, but is best grown in 1.5' feet of water. Grow in a 2 to 3 gallon container. Will also grow freely in an earthen pond. Sorry, but I am not able to choose any specific color. Hardy from zone 4-11. Plant Size: Medium-large.  Full Sun. Shipping is only $10.95 + $1 per added lily.  Bulk ordering is available.
Assorted Water Lotus Plants
If you are just getting your new pond set up this year, this is also a fantastic offer too!  Some of the lotuses lost their tags and are now on sale at a great offer!  Receive a healthy 2nd Season lotus rhizome roots.  Colors are white or pink. Grows 2-4 feet tall. Good for small to medium ponds. Will grow in water 3 inches up to 2 feet deep. Hardy zones 4-11. Best to plant in a no-hole container at least 3 gallons or larger. Classical pointed flowers. Sorry, I cannot guarantee the colors but this is a killer deal!  Shipping is only $10.95 + $1 per added lotus.  Bulk ordering is available.

1 Assorted Hardy Water Lily Plant: $9.95

1 Assorted Water Lotus: $14.95

Night Blooming Shade LilySHADE BLOOMING WATER LILY Info & Care

Shade blooming water lily are actually called night blooming tropical water lily.  This beautiful lily has fragrant flowers that bloom all night long and into the morning hours.  Will also boom on cloudy overcast days.  All tropical water lily grows well in climate zones 9-11.  In climate zones 9 and below it is best to remove the lily from the pond (after dormant) and place in cool storage safe from freezing weather.  Tropicals may also remain in-pond if kept in a heated lily pot.  All potted lilies (hardy and tropical) should be divided and repotted once per year to prevent overcrowding to prevent plants from becoming root bound.

Red Flare Red Flare
$14.95 A tropical night blooming lily.  Grows VERY large!

Brazos White Tropical Water LilyBrazos White
$14.95 A tropical night blooming lily.  Grows VERY large!


Keeping a Beginning Pond Clean & Clear Without a Filtration System
Easy beginner pond plants include: floating water hyacinth, floating water lettuce, pennywort, parrot feather, water iris, and primrose creeper. The featured pic on the left is water poppy which is also easy to grow.

Beginning pond plants require little care, and many are easy to winter over.  Floating pond plants oxygenate and clarify the water.  All the ponds at The Pond Plant Girl nursery have no filtration systems and only use floating plants to keep the water clean and clear.  This method works well for ponds up to 200 gallons.  Also keep in mind that it takes 1 to 2 seasons for a brand new pond to have a balanced ecosystem with no algae.  This can also be accomplished by adding good bacteria to the water once per week.

Build a Lean To Greenhouse
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Protect your Plants
An easy way to protect your pond and plants is by building a hoop house to shelter your small water garden.  The hoop house design on the left uses PVC pipe and 6 mil. thick plastic sheeting.  The PVC pipe can be inserted inside the pond or anchored down outside the pond into the ground using stakes that fit into the ends of the pipe. 


Upgrade for Severe Climate:  In more severe climates, I recommend  using 2 layers of of 6 mil. thick plastic sheeting with 1 inch bubble wrap used as insulation in between the layers of plastic.  If you have heavy snowfall, heavy duty chicken wire can be used as reinforcement over the hoop house.         

Heating the Hoop House:  You will want to keep the climate inside the hoop house above freezing.  Hanging large C7 or C9 Christmas tree lights will raise the indoor air temperature by 20.  These can easily be purchased on eBay and at Etsy.com.  In colder climates, a cold frame house with glass walls is a wiser choice along with an oil heater.  See:  Getting Winter Ready

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