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

Full Lotus

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Learn &/or create something every day.
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Aug 6, 2021 6:11 PM CST
Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
Region: Ukraine Tender Perennials Container Gardener Dog Lover Houseplants Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Tomato Heads Hostas Tropicals Annuals Foliage Fan Aroids
Love the colors!
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Aug 6, 2021 6:52 PM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
Forum moderator Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Level 1
Beautiful banner Cal!
As Yogi Berra said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
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Aug 6, 2021 8:02 PM CST
Zone 5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
A work of Art by Mother Nature and you.
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Aug 6, 2021 8:31 PM CST
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
Irises Butterflies Bee Lover Bulbs Cat Lover Region: Nebraska
I agree Exquisite banner! Smiling
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Aug 6, 2021 9:23 PM CST
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
Lazy Gardener or Melonator
Very nice banner!
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Aug 7, 2021 4:38 AM CST
Name: Elizabeth
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Zone 6a)
Bee Lover Peonies Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Michigan Foliage Fan Dragonflies
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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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Aug 7, 2021 7:36 AM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Thank you all my friends! Smiling
Here is a slideshow of just a "few" images
taken since the lotus started blooming mid-July.
Learn &/or create something every day.
Our Duck Pond The thread "Pool to Natural Pond Conversion" in Ponds and Water Gardening forum
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Aug 7, 2021 8:17 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Beautiful. More like a piece of art!
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Aug 7, 2021 9:34 AM CST
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
Lazy Gardener or Melonator
Beautiful slide show, Cal.
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Aug 7, 2021 9:51 AM CST
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Seed Starter Winter Sowing Bee Lover Dog Lover Region: Europe
Beautiful banner of my new favourite plant! Big Grin
Of course I talk to myself; sometimes I need expert advice!
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Aug 7, 2021 11:26 AM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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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Aug 7, 2021 12:06 PM CST
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
Lazy Gardener or Melonator
What about mosquitoes, do you get them Cal?
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Aug 7, 2021 12:39 PM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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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Aug 8, 2021 6:19 AM CST
Name: Elizabeth
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Zone 6a)
Bee Lover Peonies Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Michigan Foliage Fan Dragonflies
Dahlias Garden Photography Cactus and Succulents Butterflies Bromeliad Bookworm
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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Aug 8, 2021 7:32 PM CST
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
Irises Butterflies Bee Lover Bulbs Cat Lover Region: Nebraska
I agree
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Aug 12, 2021 7:12 PM CST
Name: Dick Strever
No.Calif amongst the Redwoods (Zone 9a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Region: California
Wow
watched your slideshow all the way to the end which at one point i thought wasn't going to happen Smiling
VERY NICE
Gardens are a thing of Beauty and a job forever
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Aug 13, 2021 4:16 AM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
You all inspire me. Smiling
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