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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Aug 6, 2021 6:01 PM CST
Full Lotus

Full Lotus

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Name: Frenchy
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Frenchy21
Aug 6, 2021 6:11 PM CST
Love the colors!
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crawgarden
Aug 6, 2021 6:52 PM CST
Beautiful banner Cal!
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Fleur569
Aug 6, 2021 8:02 PM CST
A work of Art by Mother Nature and you.
Name: Laurie
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lauriemorningglory
Aug 6, 2021 8:31 PM CST
I agree Exquisite banner! Smiling
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
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SoCalGardenNut
Aug 6, 2021 9:23 PM CST
Very nice banner!
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arctangent
Aug 7, 2021 4:38 AM CST
So beautiful. Like Frenchy, I, too, love the colors. And you artfully captured enough details of the bloom to identify it instantly as a lotus bloom. I tip my hat to you. Hurray!
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Aug 7, 2021 7:36 AM CST
Thank you all my friends! Smiling
Here is a slideshow of just a "few" images
taken since the lotus started blooming mid-July.


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pirl
Aug 7, 2021 8:17 AM CST
Beautiful. More like a piece of art!
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
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SoCalGardenNut
Aug 7, 2021 9:34 AM CST
Beautiful slide show, Cal.
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Name: Lilli
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IrisLilli
Aug 7, 2021 9:51 AM CST
Beautiful banner of my new favourite plant! Big Grin
Of course I talk to myself; sometimes I need expert advice!
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Aug 7, 2021 11:26 AM CST
Thank You! Thank You!

I plant so much seed, put out so many seedlings,
e.g. hollyhocks, rudbeckias, zinnies, sunflowers, cleome,
marigolds, cosmos & more. Rolling my eyes.

I stress over them as they run the gauntlet of snails, slugs,
drought, blazing heat, gophers, birds, & squirrels. Grumbling

Some do manage to make it through, but more often than not,
I find volunteers in the lawn or in a pot that I can at least transplant to
where I intended them to grow. D'Oh!

Enter the lotus. Hurray! Hurray!
Soooo easy to grow.....just a tub of water & a few inches of
garden soil. There are small varieties that grow in just a bowl.
Just plant'em & leave'em. Thumbs up

But don't touch until they are well rooted & are putting out aerial leaves.
They will reward you with >=12" stately leaves & voluptuous blooms with
relatively little care, even in Denmark. Green Grin!

The best source I've found is 10 Mile Creek Nursery. Great selection.
All sold out now, but new stock ready Oct 1. Smiling

Hope you will give them a try. Smiling
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Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
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SoCalGardenNut
Aug 7, 2021 12:06 PM CST
What about mosquitoes, do you get them Cal?
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Aug 7, 2021 12:39 PM CST
SoCalGardenNut said:What about mosquitoes, do you get them Cal?

Yes, the mosquitoes love the lotus tubs, BUT I keep mosquitofish in the tubs,
as well as sprinkling Mosquito Bits when I see the larvae.
They are corncob bits that contain Bacillus sp. that kills the larvae....in fact,
the larvae appear to be completely gone in less than an hour, as I have checked
later. The bits also are effective against gnats in soil, e.g. in a potted plant indoors.

And no mosquito bites. Thumbs up



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Name: Elizabeth
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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arctangent
Aug 8, 2021 6:19 AM CST
Loved the slideshow. You have an impressive collection of excellent photos of lotus blooms and buds and foliage and six legged visitors. Hurray! I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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lauriemorningglory
Aug 8, 2021 7:32 PM CST
I agree
Name: Dick Strever
No.Calif amongst the Redwoods (Zone 8b)
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Strever
Aug 12, 2021 7:12 PM CST
Wow
watched your slideshow all the way to the end which at one point i thought wasn't going to happen Smiling
VERY NICE
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Aug 13, 2021 4:16 AM CST
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
You all inspire me. Smiling
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