Gratuitous Winter whimsies!

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  1. adavisus

    adavisus New Seed

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    Lilypads are something of a feature

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    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

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    These just keep getting better and better! :stew2:
     
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    Stunning pictures,..i love how light shows up the colours we really don't see.
     
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    With noon day sun often in the high 90's it can be a challenge to see the camera viewfinder, to figure how to get an exposure, the colour of the blooms themselves vary considerably as the light changes
     



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    Blue, blue-violet tones can be a tad tricky, how we perceive reflected light varies in sun and shade

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    I love this one,..it would make a beautiful screensaver.
     
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    adavisus New Seed

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    The first blast of Summer warmth pops the buds

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    Very attractive bloom,..great picture.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    More gorgeous blooms - keep them coming!! :-D
     
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    Have always been partial to a good red hardy waterlily

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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I was a bit disappointed this year when my blue waterlily didn't flower. My red and white ones were lovely but I really wanted the blue to bloom for me. I'm hoping it survives the winter to put on a show next year.
     
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    oh, I wonder what may have kept it from going into bloom. Fish nibbling at the roots, self crowded with too many sprouts, a dull cool Summer, too many plants competing for fertility, filters abstracting fertility, lack of phosphates... hmmm, there's usually some factor that can be identified for future reference. Tropical waterlilies are surprisingly resilient coping with Winter, to 40's waters, though some of the faddy new hybrids may be tetchy about tubering, or less able to harden off...
     
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    Among the whopper size blooms, fragrance is quite the extra perk...

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    looks like a sunflower :stew2:
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I really don't know why the blue one didn't flower for me as all the rest did.
    I don't have fish, no self crowding, our summer was a good one (for a change), we cleared plenty of space around it so no other plants were competing with it. We don't have filters but use barley straw to clear the water and the phosphate levels are good. Maybe it's just a late starter and will bloom next year as it was only planted in spring this year. Time will tell.
     

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