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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Jan 13, 2022 6:01 PM CST
Lotus 'Holy Fire'

Very, very easy to grow, & great bloomer.


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Our Duck Pond The thread "Pool to Natural Pond Conversion" in Ponds and Water Gardening forum
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Jan 13, 2022 6:34 PM CST
Excellent banner Cal!
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Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6a)
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Zoia
Jan 13, 2022 6:44 PM CST
Ooh! I rarely see a lotus in these parts! Very lovely!
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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lauriemorningglory
Jan 13, 2022 7:23 PM CST
Has an alien flavor to it! Cool! Hilarious!

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Fleur569
Jan 13, 2022 9:00 PM CST
Stupendous banner! Couldn't be better, it's ideal in every aspect. Love it.πŸ’– πŸ’– πŸ’– πŸ’– πŸ’–
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Jan 14, 2022 2:02 AM CST
Here's a video & a few more pics....not sure of the names of the others.

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Our Duck Pond The thread "Pool to Natural Pond Conversion" in Ponds and Water Gardening forum
Name: Elizabeth
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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arctangent
Jan 14, 2022 7:56 AM CST
Your banners are always a delight, in part because of all the extra goodies you share with us. Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
I post high resolution photos (nature, travel, and other subjects) on smugmug
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(Zone 9b)
I recycle, reuse, repurpose!
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slowcala
Jan 14, 2022 12:14 PM CST
Holy Moley that is a beauty! Thank You!
'Only love can be divided endlessly and still not deminish' ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Jan 14, 2022 1:15 PM CST
Thank you everyone for the acorns & thumbs, and especially for the nice comments. Smiling

They aren't difficult, and no more expensive than a rose or peony.
They should be divided & re-potted after 2-3yrs, which is something I
will be doing soon before they wake up.

Growing lotus is much easier, imho, than sunflowers & roses.
Just plant the tuber, and leave it alone.
I learned the hard way in 2018 after losing all 5 lotus I had purchased,
because I kept moving them around. Rolling my eyes.

No gophers, snails, etc. I have found an occasional worm or
katydid (last year) munching on the leaves, but not a big problem.

Just need a round tub, 4" of garden soil, 4-6" of water,
6hr of sunlight. That's it. Smiling

I fed them 2x during the growing season with
Winchester Gardens Highland Rim Aquatic Fertilizer
(Amazon)

Lotus take little room....they grow up, not out like water lilies,
so are perfect for containers.

These are the suppliers I have used & recommend:
Ten Mile Creek Nursery
https://tenmilecreeknursery.co...
BTW, if you speak with the owner, Laura Bancroft,
please tell her, "Cal sent me." Green Grin!

Bergen Water Gardens in NY
https://bergenwatergardens.com

If you've ever considered (or not) trying to grow lotus,
I hope you will give these awesome plants a try this year,
so you can enjoy them first hand. Thumbs up

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Our Duck Pond The thread "Pool to Natural Pond Conversion" in Ponds and Water Gardening forum
Name: SoCal
Orange County (Zone 10a)
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SoCalGardenNut
Jan 14, 2022 1:42 PM CST
Beautiful banner Cal!
2022 wishlist: Blonde Vision.
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
Life & gardens: make them beautiful
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joannakat
Jan 14, 2022 1:43 PM CST
Fleur569 said:Stupendous banner! Couldn't be better, it's ideal in every aspect. Love it.πŸ’– πŸ’– πŸ’– πŸ’– πŸ’–


I agree It's absolutely gorgeous!

AKA Joey.

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Fleur569
Jan 14, 2022 6:28 PM CST
Your photos and the video were enchanting.

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