Re: NANFA-- Fwd: water lily question
Tue, 29 Oct 2002 12:21:11 EST

In a message dated 10/29/02 11:50:41 AM, writes:

<< This is more true for
a southern location like Jackson, MS than for places further
north. >>

Exactly the same here in Pennsylvania. I have a 16 foot by 8 foot pond and
when I first built it, I filled the bottom with about 6 inches of soil topped
with gravel and planted three hardy water lilies. They were beautiful and
vigorous the first two years but by the third year I could not see any water
or fish. So I took out all the soil and planted the three lilies in small
plastic tubs (about 12 inches by 16 inches). Now they do not grow excessively
but are not as prolific blooming as they were the first two years in the
bottom environment. I think I need to replant them in larger tubs so they are
more vigorous but can be controlled. I have had two of these three lilies
(White Marliac and Chromatella yellow) since 1946 when I built my first pool.

Lee Harper
Media, PA
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