NANFA-- Fwd: water lily question

Jay DeLong (
Mon, 28 Oct 2002 15:26:05 -0800

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>Subject: water lily question
>Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 14:57:44 -0600
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>I am a landscape architect designing some lakes for a project in Jackson
>MS. The client has requested water lily. I have designed shallow water
>shelves along some of the banks that are 3" to 1 1/2' deep at a gentle
>slope. Everything I've read about water lilies calls for pots and
>fertilizer more fuss that I believe the client will pay for or maintain.
>I'm not too concerned about them spreading because it is a large lake. Do
>you have any advise as to a way to naturalize them without pots and too
>much fuss. My thought was to get plants already in leaf and anchor them
>somehow into the shelve around 1 1/2' of water. Maybe pin them with a
>metal pin like they use for erosion control fabric and cover with a thin
>layer of good soil. I found the article by Jeff Fullerton on your website
>and hope you organization may have expertise on the subject.
>I appreciate any advise you can give me.
>Carol Ashworth, ASLA
>Natural Resource Planner
>Steve Clark & Associates, Inc.
>1211 Dry Fork Creek Lane
>Bethpage, TN 37022
>caa at
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